POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT (PPA)

Use Solar PV to generate renewable energy and pay less for your daytime electricity without any capital outlay

Would you like to reduce your energy bills whilst improving your environmental performance and credentials? A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) could be your perfect solution.

If you have a building footprint of at least 450m2 and consume at least 80,000 kWh of electricity per annum in a regular daily pattern, then, thanks to our PPA, you could benefit from cheaper, greener electricity today, whilst protecting your business from future energy price rises for the next 25 years.

How? By installing a commercial Solar PV system on your property, completely free of charge.

All of the electricity the system generates will be available for you to consume, at a low fixed rate, which is guaranteed to increase only with RPI for the next 25 years and you will also save tonnes of CO2 every year.

SOL will work together with your business to design the highest yielding solar system for your business and install it at no cost and with no disruption. Once installed we monitor, maintain and manage the system so as to ensure peak generation, therefore optimum savings for you, at all times.

The PPA Process

The process of putting a PPA in place is around 8 weeks as shown below.

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PPA Investment Criteria

Below are general guidance on the criteria required for a PPA. However these are not set in stone and so it’s always worth making an enquiry.

Geography

England and Wales only

System size

20 kW – 1MW

Ownership status

Freehold strongly preferred
Long Leasehold properties can be considered but must:
– Have a minimum of 25 years remaining term on their lease with no break clauses
– Not contain any significant financial obligations – i.e. a material rent payable to a landlord
– Not contain an insolvency clause – a right for the landlord to break the lease in the event that the tenant becomes insolvent.

Minimum yield

Indicative minimum of 850kWh/kWp PV*SOL forecast annual yield

Site electricity demand & consumption pattern

Minimum annual electricity spend of £10k or equivalent consumption of 80,000kWh in a regular daily pattern

Preferred roof types

Trapezoidal profile metal roofs with easy access are preferred in order to minimise installation costs

Electricity infrastructure

3 phase incoming supply essential

Export restriction

The DNO must have spare capacity for the proposed Declared Net Capacity.

No export restriction technology can be incorporated.

Energy efficiency band

On smaller installations (sub 50kWp) band D as a minimum – before the installation of the PV equipment

Key client sector

– Manufacturing
– Distribution
– Agriculture (dairy and poultry)
– Warehousing
– Transport
– Cold storage
– Local Authorities
– Healthcare
– Care Homes
– Engineering
– Retail
– Visitor attractions / holiday parks
– Leisure
– Education (schools / colleges / universities)

Business credit status

All clients are subject to a credit check

Key client sector

– Manufacturing
– Distribution
– Agriculture (dairy and poultry)
– Warehousing
– Transport
– Cold storage
– Local Authorities
– Healthcare
– Care Homes
– Engineering
– Retail
– Visitor attractions / holiday parks
– Leisure
– Education (schools / colleges / universities)

Alternative on-site generation

The electricity generated from the solar PV system must remain the priority source

Planning permission

Permitted Development Rights should apply

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