James Elston

James Elston

Published July 7, 2024

Expert Solar Panel Installations for the Horticulture Industry

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Custom-Tailored Solar Panel Installation for Horticulture

Eco Happy is proud to be your go-to choice for renewable energy solutions in the UK. Our solar panel experts have helped dozens of local horticulture businesses invest in commercial solar power and reduce their carbon emissions.

We understand that no two agricultural operations are the same. That’s why we provide custom solutions to suit your business’s particular needs and preferences. We aim to completely transform how horticultural businesses manage their energy consumption and help create a sustainable future for the industry.

The Cost of Solar Panels for Horticulture

The cost of your horticulture solar panels depends on various key factors, including your energy consumption and the size of your solar array. For example, ground-mounted solar panels typically have higher upfront costs than rooftop installations as they require more mounting equipment.

Fortunately, the cost of solar panels has dropped significantly within the past few years, making solar power more accessible for horticulture business owners all over the UK. The UK government also offers solar grants to improve farm productivity. Eligible applicants can receive between £15,000 and £100,000 towards installing solar panels.

Size of horticultural operationSystem sizeNumber of solar panelsEstimated price with installation
Small (rooftop)3.5 kW – 4 kW6-10£7,000 – £10,00
Small (ground-mounted)3.5 kW – 4 kW6-10£8,000 – £11,000
Medium (rooftop)5 kW – 6 kW10 – 16£11,000 – £13,000
Medium (ground-mounted)5 kW – 6 kW10 – 16£12,000 – £14,500
Large (rooftop)7 kW – 8 kW16 – 22£14,000 – £16,000
Large (ground-mounted)7 kW – 8 kW16 – 22£15,000 – £17,500
Extra large (rooftop)9 kW and more23+£18,000+
Extra large(ground-mounted)9 kW and more23+£20,000+

What Are the Benefits of Installing Solar Panels for Horticulture?

Horticultural businesses stand to benefit from solar power more than any other industry
thanks to the unused space that’s common on agricultural properties. Some of the benefits include:

Money-making opportunities

Reduce your energy costs

The energy generated by solar panels can help you save thousands of pounds on your yearly energy costs.

Sustainable energy source

Solar power is a renewable energy source that doesn’t produce any carbon emissions.

Energy independence

Energy independence

Solar panels provide horticultural businesses with the opportunity to produce their own clean energy. Your reliance on the municipal energy supply will greatly reduce.

Sell back to the national grid

You can sell any excess energy you produce back to the national grid through the SEG scheme.

Positive payback period ROI

Why Choose Eco Happy?

Get a Quote for Your Horticulture Business Today

Are you ready to invest in commercial solar energy solutions for your horticulture business in the UK? Not only will you reduce carbon emissions, but you’ll also minimise energy expenses and operating costs.

Our team of solar experts would love the opportunity to hear more about your solar energy needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free quote! We look forward to hearing from you and discussing potential solar solutions.

James Elston

James Elston

Boiler Expert

James Elston is the top boiler replacement and heating expert at Eco Happy. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry, focusing on Gas Safe boiler installations and offering home-heating and energy-saving solutions to homeowners across the UK. From sourcing the most energy-efficient combi boiler to providing specialist heating advice, James ensures that Eco Happy maintains the highest standards and best customer service.

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