There are many opportunities where developers or commercial businesses can benefit from installing renewable energy technologies.

Commercial buildings are ideal for Solar Photovoltaics due to the high energy consumption during the day light hours, buildings such as Holiday Park Centres or farm buildings would receive the benefit of low cost electricity and FiT payments should they invest in Solar PV.

The Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) scheme is a government programme designed to promote the uptake of renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies. Introduced on 1 April 2010, the scheme requires participating licensed electricity suppliers to make payments on both generation and export from eligible installations.

Also notable is the requirement for Developers to include a percentage of renewables on new developments to achieve the correct coding, the end user will also benefit from either The Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) or the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments dependent upon the technology installed. The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is a renewable energy grants scheme which is administered by the energy regulator Ofgem and is designed to provide long term support for a range of renewable energy products including Solar Thermal systems and Biomass boilers, as well as Air Source Heat Pumps.

There are unlimited opportunities for businesses to embrace renewable technology. Without doubt, renewable energy is on a roll. Denmark is producing 43% of its energy from renewables, and it aims for 70% by 2020.

Germany, at more than 25% now and 30% soon, is going for 40% to 45% clean power by 2025, 55% to 60% by 2035, and an incredible 80% by 2050. China, despite many challenges, is the world’s leading source of renewable investment, as well as the largest solar manufacturer.


OPC can provide the design expertise to either consult on your project or manage it completely, this is from the design phase, supply, right up to commission, handover and servicing. With many businesses having certain levels of in-house skills or labour OPC are able to assist with any component or provide the full turn-key package.