Grants and Finance For Commercial Solar Panels

Are you ready to embrace a sustainable future for your business while bolstering the bottom line? Our comprehensive commercial solar solutions are available in a wide range of grants and financing to seamlessly integrate solar power into your business operations.

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Business Funding for Commercial Solar Installations

Solar energy is now a viable, affordable source of creating clean, renewable energy for businesses. Commercial solar grants, tax relief, free solar panels and cashflow positive purchase options for business solar are now available, to allow you to join the green energy revolution today.

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Why choose commercial solar grants and financing?

Far from the unaffordable energy solution of the early days, solar power has evolved into an accessible and highly cost-effective source of power for businesses across the country.

At Path Energy, we’re committed to helping you navigate this vast landscape of commercial solar grants and tax incentives, so your business can enjoy the benefits that come with solar power:

  • Future-proof your energy costs – With higher than ever energy expenses, more businesses are turning to solar solutions that pay for themselves over an average of a few years.
  • Seize funding opportunities – Explore diverse avenues to finance your solar installation. From government-backed tax relief to local council funding, we’ll guide you through the options that best suit your business.
  • Zero upfront capital outlay – Asset financing opens the door to green loans from reputable lenders, meaning you can enjoy immediate savings on your business energy bill from the outset. This often outweighs financing costs and sustain positive cash flow.
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Our expertise, your advantage

The world of solar financing can be a tough one to navigate, considering all the options. But with Path Energy, you’ll always have an experienced team with in-depth knowledge to help thanks to:

Tailored solutions to your business – We understand your energy demands and business goals to recommend the perfect finance, be it tax relief, grants, or asset financing, we help you make the best decision for your business.
Grant procurement expertise – What sets us apart from the rest is our proven track record of securing grants from various local authorities across the UK.
Free solar solutions – Uncover the potential of free solar panels for your business. By partnering with pension funds and financiers, we help you save up to 60% on daytime electricity costs, all while contributing to a sustainable future.

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Ready to transform your business with our asset financing?

Discover the easier way to clean, affordable, sustainable solar power with Path Energy.

Contact us today to take the first step towards a greener, more affordable future for your business with our asset financing and funding. Our team of experts are here to guide you through the world of commercial solar grants and financing.

Whether it’s tax relief, grants, or asset financing, we can help empower your business with clean energy and cost savings. Just get in touch at 0113 834 0644 or complete the callback form to get started.

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With electricity costs rising dramatically in recent times and the fact that many solar energy installations pay for themselves in 3 – 4 years on average, it’s understandable that many businesses are looking to commercial solar grants to help install green energy solutions and reduce their costs as much as possible.  

Significant funding options and grants are now available from various different sources to help you install solar panels, change how your business consumes electricity, and reduce your carbon footprint.  

If you are interested in installing solar renewable energy systems and would like guidance choosing the funding option that is best suited to your business, get in touch with our experienced staff for informed advice.

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How to fund a sustainable energy future for your business

If you want to embrace solar energy for your business but are limited by budget, there are several ways to reduce the cost of your commercial solar installation.

Thanks to government-backed tax relief options, the cost of installing solar panels can be reduced.

For instance, qualifying for the Annual Investment Allowance allows you to write off the entire capital cost against Corporation Tax. With Corporation Tax now at 25%, solar installation costs are reduced by a quarter, making sustainable energy more affordable and providing long-term savings.

Adopting sustainable technology can benefit you from local council funding for energy efficiency and business innovation. Funding availability depends on certain factors, and you’ll need a strong case to qualify. Path Energy can help you through the grant application and procurement processes.

You can now access free solar panels for your business, especially if it has high energy usage. Financiers will fund large solar installations and provide you with clean electricity at 10-15p/kWh, much lower than typical rates over 30p/kWh. This can cut your daytime electricity costs by up to 60% without any upfront investment.

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

Power Purchase Agreements are another way for you to adopt solar energy without the hefty initial investment in solar panels. A third-party developer installs, owns, and maintains the solar system on your property, so there are no upfront costs. You pay only for the electricity generated, usually at a rate lower than traditional utility prices, significantly reducing your energy bills.

The provider assumes risk and maintenance responsibilities, ensuring reliability at no extra cost. At the end of the PPA, you can extend, purchase, or remove the solar installation, making it a cost-effective and sustainable choice for businesses.


Self-financing solar panel installations reduces costs and simplifies the transition to renewable energy by eliminating interest charges from third-party lenders.
Immediate energy bill savings can help cover the initial investment, allowing the system to pay for itself within a few years. This approach offers control over electricity costs, tax incentives, and potential property value increases.

Self-financing also boosts financial control, secures long-term savings, and ensures price stability, making it an attractive option for businesses like yours investing in solar energy.

Asset Financing

Finally, asset financing can lower the financial obstacles of switching to solar energy by spreading the cost of solar panels over time and using the panels as collateral for a loan or lease.

This offers lower initial costs, preserves your cash flow, and can even provide tax deductions through business expenses. Asset Financing also allows for upgrades to newer, more efficient panels at the end of the term.

Commercial solar grants: FAQs

Can you get commercial solar panels on finance?

You can apply for a business loan to finance your solar panel purchase, with a number of options including asset finance and hire purchase. With financing, you can use the savings that you make on your energy bills by installing solar panels to help pay your finance repayments.

How can I get free solar panels?

If your business has high enough energy usage and enough roof space to support a solar installation, you could get solar panels installed for free by way of an outside funder. In this case, they would pay for your solar panels and sell you the energy produced by your business’ solar panels for a heavily discounted rate for the next 25 years. Path Energy can arrange this commercial power purchase agreement, and install the renewable energy system for you.

Can you put solar panels on a commercial property roof?

Yes, you can put solar panels on a commercial property roof. If your solar panels are mounted on a rooftop, before installing any kind of solar panel installation, we’ll conduct a thorough inspection to ensure that it has sufficient infrastructure to take the weight of solar panels and any battery storage equipment. Get in touch when you’re ready to start applying for grants or financing and we’ll give you a highly competitive quote.

Can businesses get solar panels for free?

Businesses generally cannot get solar panels completely free. However, many incentives, rebates, and financing options can reduce the upfront cost of solar panels. In the UK, businesses can benefit from government schemes like the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) and grants from local councils. Additionally, some providers offer Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) or leasing options, where the provider installs and maintains the solar panels and the business pays for the generated electricity at a lower rate.

Can a small business get a grant for solar panels?

Yes, small businesses in the UK can access grants for solar panels. Various government and local authority schemes provide financial support for renewable energy projects. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and other regional programs offer grants and subsidies to reduce the cost of installing solar panels. Nonprofit and private sector grants are also available to support small businesses in transitioning to renewable energy.

Can I claim solar panels as a business expense?

Yes, businesses can claim solar panels as a business expense in the UK. The cost of solar panel installation can be deducted from taxable profits through capital allowances. The UK government's Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) allows businesses to deduct the full cost of solar panel systems from their taxable profits up to a certain limit. Additionally, capital allowances (ECAs) may be available for energy-efficient technologies, further reducing the tax burden.