Providing renewable technology solutions to help companies meet the 2050 net-zero deadline

The road to net-zero

The UK government have planned a roadmap towards becoming a net zero country by 2050, meaning that carbon emissions as a country needs to equal the amount of carbon we remove from the atmosphere.

Major infrastructure decisions need to be made in the near future and quickly implemented to reach the net-zero deadline. These changes are unprecedented in their overall scale, but large-scale transitions have been achieved successfully in the UK before, such as the natural gas switchover in the 1970s or the switch
to digital broadcasting in the 2000s.

Who are Project Better Energy?

The Project Better Energy group focuses on transforming homes and enhancing businesses through state-of-the-art green technology. Our mission is to enrich people’s lives with clean energy and make great things happen. We provide the highest level of service and a vast range of green-based products, allowing our customers to live smarter, save money, and help do their bit to protect our planet.

Project Better Energy takes pride in specialising in all elements of green technology, being the home of Project Solar UK, Project EV, and Project CURV. Through working together, our goal is to achieve a carbon net-zero, eco-friendly future.

Changes in Commercial EPC Legislation

An EPC is a document used to indicate a property’s level of energy efficiency. Businesses are provided with a commercial EPC. This rates their efficiency from ‘A’ (very efficient) to ‘G’ (inefficient). An energy efficiency report also includes recommendations on ways a property can be improved to cut fuel bills, improve efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and reach the net-zero deadline.

The Government are imposing legislation in an effort to make commercial buildings more economically efficient to help the UK progress towards a net zero economy. These regulations will be mandatory, resulting in large fines for companies that do not meet the criteria. Modern renewable energy technologies provide a well-rounded approach to lowering a businesses EPC rating.

project energy graphic of cars and buildings for net-zero

Since 2018
The minimum energy efficiency standard for commercial property is E, meaning it is unlawful to grant a new tenant with an EPC of F or G.

2027
All commercial rented building must have improved the building to an EPC of at least a C or register a valid exemption

2030
It will be unlawful to continue to let a commercial property with an EPC rating of below a B

Commercial solar systems: with no upfront cost!

In a push towards the Net-Zero deadline, there has been increased pressure on raising EPCs. By 2027, Landlords need an EPC of ‘C’ or higher and a ‘B’ by 2030, along with all other commercial premises.

Through economies of scale and years of technological improvements, the price of solar installation has drastically lowered. As energy prices rise, it is becoming a more desirable commercial investment.

Project Better Energy (PBE) take the savings one step further, offering free solar through a Power Purchase Agreement, meaning any eligible business can start its clean energy journey without putting capital at risk.

This system will be maintained, free of cost, for up to 25 years – with the company buying electricity from PBE for a discounted rate, with a 4% index increase per annum.*

Depending on the PPA model chosen, after 15 or 25 years, the system ownership will be given to the company, where they can utilise the system’s full benefits without ever paying.

Solar Systems, however they are purchased, can turn excess energy into carbon credits – which can be used to offset carbon. This can play a vital part in meeting a company’s sustainability policies and reaching net zero.

These credits can also be traded for a profit to companies who need support in reaching their net-zero targets.

Project Solar, part of the Project Better Energy group, offers both commercial and domestic Solar Solutions.

Commercial off-peak power store: moving towards energy independence!

Energy prices in the UK are rising and set to rise even further, with both companies and homes feeling the financial squeeze.

Although solar can generate free energy from the sun to help mitigate energy costs, power storage can have a key role in the optimization of this energy.

Systems that generate surplus energy can store it to be reused at peak energy times to result in a lower average energy cost.

Power Stores can also make use of off-peak energy tariffs such as Economy 7 through force charging from the grid when the prices are low for usage during peak times.

Alternatively, excess energy can be traded back to the grid at times where energy cost is at its highest, turning power stores into a revenue stream.

Project Solar, part of the Project Better Energy group, offers both commercial and domestic power storage solutions.

Commercial electric vehicle charging solutions: prepare for the ban on tailpipe emissions!

Before the ban of tailpipe emission vehicles in 2035, the UK needs to rapidly adopt not only electric vehicles but a reliable charging network, using both private and public charging outlets.

To ensure that the charging network is of high quality, the government passed smart compliance legislation to maintain cyber security, anti-tampering, grid protection and a set of mandatory features.

Electrifying your vehicle or fleet of vehicles can drastically lower a company’s carbon footprint and can save money on every journey, along with lower maintenance costs than a combustion-powered competitor. This can be combined with a Solar & Power Storage system to charge a vehicle for free.

Project EV, part of the Project Better Energy group, offers a variety of EV charging solutions that are suitable for both domestic and commercial applications ranging from 7.3kW up to 360KW.

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