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Solar Panels for Hotels

With the surge in electricity prices and energy costs, hotels in the UK are facing increasing operational costs, impacting profitability. The expansive rooftops of hotels present a golden opportunity for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, leading to significant savings on energy bills and the potential for energy resale, giving you a second stream of income in quieter booking periods.

By installing solar panels (which generates entirely emission-free renewable energy), hotels can demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in an ever-changing hospitality industry, where customers are conscious of how green their choice of hotel is.


Hotel Solar Panel Installers

Solar Voltaics was established in 2010 and has developed an excellent reputation as a leading solar installation company operating within the hospitality and hotel industry. We specialise solely in solar power, so whether you’re wanting to install solar panels and PV systems, solar battery storage systems or advice on how a solar power system can benefit your hotel’s operations, our team can help.

Solar Panel Installation on the Park Plaza Waterloo Hotel London

Why Choose Solar Voltaics?

  • Quality Products
  • Expertise in Solar Solutions
  • Solar and Battery Installs
  • Save on Carbon Emissions
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Bespoke Solutions

Solar Panel Installation for Hotels

At Solar Voltaics, we are committed to educating hotel owners about the benefits and installation process of solar PV technology, tailored to meet their specific needs and what it offers within their budget. Boasting over ten years in the solar industry, Solar Voltaics have been trusted by hotels up and down the UK to supply solar energy solutions that are cost-effective and generate a positive ROI.

Our vast expertise, experience and resources enable us to efficiently manage complex projects, ensuring their completion on time and in accordance with industry standards. Alongside our proactive Health and Safety policy and comprehensive safety measures, we protect hotel employees, guests, and the public, proudly maintaining a faultless safety record with zero incidents.

Installing Solar Panels For Hotels Across The UK

Whether you’re wanting a straightforward installation on a smaller B&B with limited roof space, or are a chain of hotels that are wanting to reduce energy costs and appeal to environmentally conscious travellers, Solar Voltaics has the technical expertise and resources to deliver complex projects on time and to a very high standard. Our typical customers within the hospitality sector are hotel owners looking to cut energy costs, increase their capabilities for energy independence, promote an eco friendly image and a way to benefit from tax incentives.

Our capabilities include all types of pitched roof mounted solar panels, flat roof solar panel installations and ground mounted solar for those with room in their hotel grounds. We have extensive experience in the installation of all major inverter brands and specialise in SolarEdge DC optimiser solutions.

4.5KW Flat Roof System installed on Park Plaza Waterloo Hotel

    A 4.5KW system has been installed on the prestigious  Park Plaza Hotel Waterloo in London as part of the renewable energy targets for the new building. The system utilised high efficiency JA Solar 300W panels mounted on a fixed framework on a concrete base.

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Working with Different Types of Hotels

We understand that each hotel has their unique twist on how they do things, which is why we adopt the same approach! Whether it’s a cozy B&B with a small pitched roof or a larger conference hotel with ample flat-roofed areas, we adapt our solar system for each project. Our focus is on providing tailor-made solar panel systems that cater to the specific structural and energy needs of every hotel we work with.

Our Solar Panel Installation Process

We’ve been trusted for hotel solar panel installations in the UK since 2010 and in that time, our team have developed industry-leading knowledge and experience what makes a solar project successful. Unlike one-size-fits-all approaches, we design solar systems tailored to each customer’s specific energy needs and hotel layout. This bespoke service ensures cost savings, clean energy solutions, and customer satisfaction, setting us apart from other solar panel installation companies working in the hospitality industry.



A site survey will determine the suitability of your building for solar PV systems



We present the most efficient system design and output to match your energy needs



At this stage, our team can answer your questions and review options with you



Our simple agreement policy, safeguards your quote if anything changes



Solar panel installation takes place with minimal disruption to your daily activities



We can monitor and maintain your solar PV system to maximise performance

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How Solar Can Help Your Hotel

Tax Incentives

Solar panels qualify as plant and machinery, making them eligible for capital allowances – this means their cost can be written off against profits in the first year.

For solar powered hotels with a 40% tax rate, 40% of the installation’s cost can be claimed back from HMRC on the next tax return, making a £35,000 investment effectively just £21,000 for the business.

Reduce Operational Costs

With energy costs sky rocketing in the last few years, solar installation on your hotel means you can say goodbye to the issue of costly electricity rates.

This shift not only lowers energy bills but also allows you to invest in parts of your business that really need it.

Stand Out in a Saturated Market

Your hotel’s adoption of solar energy serves as a strong testament to your commitment to sustainability, elevating your brand in the market.

Hotels that prioritise green initiatives tend to attract more guests, often resulting in improved occupancy rates.

Did You Know?

Hotels with solar installations can generate 40-80% of their own energy needs, greatly reducing their dependency on traditional power grids and protecting them from fluctuating energy prices.

Solar Products

Explore our range of solar products, carefully sourced from reliable manufacturers and fully certified to MCS standards, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. From advanced solar panels that harness sunlight, to cutting-edge battery storage systems, we provide practical solutions that lower costs and promote sustainability.

Solar Panel Maintenance

Solar PV systems are very reliable, but planned solar maintenance is essential to ensure continued high output efficiency. Many solar systems in the UK have been installed for several years now, some for over 5 years. Whilst most maybe running well, many owners don’t check their systems performance regularly and wouldn’t know if it was performing well or not.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need planning permission for hotel solar panels?

Most of the time the answer is no. However, if your hotel is in a protected area such as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or a National Park such as the South Downs, then you may need permission, but not always. We can advise you on this. Some authorities will ask that you have a bat or bird survey first or that your system meets certain aesthetic criteria such as it being an ‘in-roof’ system where the panels sit flush with the roof tiles. We can work with your needs and design a system that meets the necessary criteria.

How do solar PV cells work?

Photovoltaic (PV) cells convert radiation from the sun into electricity.  A typical PV cell consists of a wafer of semi-conducting material, usually silicon, manufactured with two electrically different layers.  When sunlight hits the cell it excites the electrons within the silicon, creating an electric field across the layers and causing a flow of electricity.

How much electricity do solar PV systems generate?

An optimally orientated, un-shaded 1kWp array will, each year, generate approx 850kWh (units) of electricity.

Is it still worth installing solar panels on my hotel without the Feed-in Tariff?

Yes, despite the phase-out of the Government Feed-in Tariff, the installation of solar panels has seen a significant increase in recent years. This surge is attributed to the declining costs of solar technology and a heightened understanding of its environmental and economic benefits over time. With substantial reductions in production costs, improved panel efficiency, and the current instability in the energy market, investing in solar panels for your farm or agribusiness is an excellent decision right now.

Where can I place my solar PV panels?

Solar panels can be mounted in a range of locations, from a roof to the ground and even bespoke frames. We install on a range of roof types, including flat roofs. Ground mounted systems use ballast or specially designed mounting frames. Solar panels are best if they are south facing, but east and west facing roofs are are suitable, although output will be slightly less. A roof pitch of between 10 and 50 degrees is best and preferably with little or no shade. If shade cannot be avoided then we can include optimisers to reduce the shading impact.

How are solar panels fixed to my hotel's roof? Will they cause damage?

Typically, solar panels are set up on a rail system that’s securely fixed to the roof. This solar PV system is engineered to preserve the structural integrity and strength of your roof, ensuring it remains watertight and free from damage.

Quick Facts About Solar Energy for Hotels

  • Solar panels generally have a long lifespan, often 25-30 years, ensuring long-term energy generation and sustainability for hotels
  • Hotels can market their solar installations as a unique selling point, differentiating themselves in a competitive industry
  • Reduce electricity costs by approximately 20-30% annually with solar energy, depending on the scale of the hotel’s solar panel installation
  • Adding battery storage systems allows hotels to store excess solar energy for use during peak demand or at night

Why Choose Solar Voltaics?

CHAS (Construction Health and Safety) & Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

Solar Voltaics is accredited under the CHAS (Construction Health and Safety) scheme. We are experienced in working on construction sites and operating to strict safety standards.

All installations are carried out to the standards laid down by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). We are regularly audited by NAPIT to confirm that our workmanship standards are up to the required quality levels.

No Sub-Contracting

At Solar Voltaics we prefer not to sub-contract to other companies. We stand by the quality and professionalism of our installations, because we manage them all with our own professionally trained staff.


We are more than happy to put you in touch with previous clients who can vouch for how we performed for them. Our solar PV experts understand that this is good commercial practice and we have plenty of clients that we can refer you to, including public sector, private companies and institutions in the UK.

Get in Touch With a Solar Installer

Call now to learn how little it takes to get started, and how much you can save when your solar panel installation is in place.

We don’t do a hard sell. You can have as much or as little information as you like and we won’t hassle you with unwanted follow-up sales calls. Most of our clients want to do their own research and due diligence and we will gladly supply any information you require regarding our trustworthiness and commercial standing.

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Solar Voltaics Ltd
Bramley Barn, Main Road
West Sussex
PO18 8XA

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    • Fantastic job by the Solar Voltaics team. Very polite, professional and tidy. Would certainly recommend. Currently enjoying free energy on the evening of the installation.

    • Solar Voltaics have been superb from start to finish. So good to deal with a human company, no phone queues, quick and thorough survey, very clear explanations of the planned installation. The installers were all great, very tidy and quick. The price has been very competitive and the system is up and running well. Couldn’t recommend them more highly.

    • Fantastic from initial phone call, through to installation, commission, MCS & G99. Very helpful to the non-experts like me and always open to give advice and guidance.

      Competitive price by a very trusted business and it has been a pleasure to use Solar Voltaics!

    • Really good service and support.

    • Solar Voltaics recently installed Solar on my property very professionally from start to finish would recommend.


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