Industrial Units

Solar Panels for Factories, Warehouses & Industrial Buildings

Factory, warehouse and other industrial building owners are increasingly aware of the benefits of installing solar panels on their commercial units. Even as government subsidies are phased out, the financial savings on electricity costs mean that solar is just as viable as ever.

With electricity prices rising and predicted to do so for the foreseeable future, savvy developers are realising that solar PV adds value to their properties and makes them easier to let.


Industrial Solar Panel Installers

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

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 the Industrial Sector

With over a decade of experience in the solar industry, Solar Voltaics is your go-to company for professional solar panel installations designed specifically for industrial units. Our extensive knowledge and abundant resources equip us to efficiently undertake complex projects, ensuring they are completed on schedule and to the highest industry standards.

Through our knowledge of the construction process and our project management expertise, we can provide full specification compliant tender quotations. Our installation services encompass design, supply, installation, thorough testing, and commissioning, all in strict compliance with MCS guidelines. We have a strong track record for working with electrical contractors, principal contractors, architects and consultants for projects that involve industrial units.

Industry Leading Solar Installation Company

Whether it you’re wanting a straightforward installation on one of your warehouse’s flat roofs, or a more complex solar system on your factory’s pitched roof, Solar Voltaics has the technical expertise and resources to deliver complex projects on time and to a very high standard. Our typical customers are warehouse owners looking to utilise their empty roofs so that they become sustainable whilst generating an extra stream of income when selling back to the grid.

Our capabilities include all types of pitched roof mounted solar panels and flat roof solar panel installations. We have extensive experience in the installation of all major inverter brands and specialise in SolarEdge DC optimiser solutions.

384KW Unsubsidised rooftop installation completed for Moog Controls, Tewkesbury

  Moog Industrial Group is a Global leader in Industrial Products, Solutions and Services. Their technology and innovations are present in aerospace, construction, defence, energy and many more markets around the World. The new pupose built site with a footprint of 3,600 M2 in Tewkesbury was designed with energy efficiency in mind. The large south

Accreditations & Partnerships

Extensive Quotations and Deliverables for your Industrial Unit

Precision and compliance are our hallmarks when providing full specification-compliant tender quotations. As part of our service for industrial units, we provide a full design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and certification service with full O&M documentation.

Ensuring competence and safety, our installation, site, and project management teams possess the required CSCS certifications, in addition to this, our proactive Health and Safety policy and stringent procedures, have contributed to our exceptional track record of zero accidents to date.

Our Solar Panel Installation Process

We’ve been trusted for industrial 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 unit layout. This bespoke service ensures reduced energy bills, maximum efficiency and customer satisfaction, setting us apart from other solar panel installation companies working with factories and warehouses.



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 Warehouse/Factory

Another Stream of Income

Generating renewable energy to sell back to the grid is a possibility. This can be done on a small scale by exporting excess energy when your system produces more than you use, or another option is to invest in a solar PV system dedicated to generating and exporting energy.

Average payback length is 5-6 years and your solar investment can be cashflow positive in as little as 2 years.

Utilising Unused Space

Factories and warehouses are one of the best building types for installing solar panels thanks to large, uninterrupted space being available.

Whether you have a pitched or flat roof, solar panel installation can be a great way to make the most of your unused roof.

Tax Advantages

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 a factory or warehouse with a 40% tax rate, 40% of the solar 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.

Did You Know?

Industrial units 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

How much electricity do solar PV systems generate?

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

Do I need planning permission to install solar panels on my unit's?

Most of the time the answer is no. However, if your unit 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.

Is it still worth installing solar panels on my factory 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.

How are solar panels fixed to my warehouse'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.

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.

The Business Case

Payback and Returns

A solar installation for industrial units can offer a typical investment payback from 3 years onwards. The payback period depends on site electricity consumption and the retail price of electricity both now and anticipated in the future. If you provide us with a good estimate of your electricity usage and costs then we can overlay this with the expected output of the solar PV system to determine how much of the solar energy you are likely to use. It is the combination of energy consumption profile and solar PV output that determines how useful a solar energy system will be to you.

PV systems require very little maintenance besides regular monitoring and replacement of inverters (5-10 years). In general, PV panels are self-cleaning unless your building is in an area that suffers from high dust levels, leaf fall etc.

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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