New scheme offers farmers solar power at no capital cost

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Farmers can now use solar energy for their businesses and homes without having to pay a penny for equipment, according to HIT Energy Services, who have recently launched their HIT Energy Power Purchase (HEPP) scheme.

Many people would like to live greener lives and generate their electricity through renewable sources – but often there are a number of factors standing in the way. For many farmers, solar PV systems can represent a huge investment, costing five or in some cases six figure sums. While the initial outlay can leave many feeling daunted, so can the prospect of moving away from more traditional energy sources that have served their business for generations.

“As the go-to company for Solar PV installation, maintenance and monitoring in the U.K. and Ireland, more and more businesses are joining our network every month”, said company director Simon Hopkins.

“Everyone is more conscious of our effect on the planet and climate change than ever before, and the farming industry is no different.

“While solar ticks all the boxes in providing cheap, green power to businesses in the sector, we realise not all can afford such a large investment or are unsure whether or not it would prove cost effective for them over the long term.

“That is why we have decided to introduce the HIT Energy Power Purchase – essentially, farmers enjoy all the benefits and we will take care of the technical details.” 

Through the scheme, the company’s engineers would build a solar PV system at no capital cost to the farmer or business owner, while also taking care of the associated tasks, such as grid connections, maintenance, and planning. The power generated would be sold at a price below market cost per Kw/h.

Simon added:

“Solar is the green energy of the present and future, and we are determined that everyone can benefit from renewables.

“However, we recognise that one size does not fit all, and the HIT Power Purchase is the next step towards offering a plan that suits everyone.”

HIT Energy Services currently monitors Solar PV systems across the U.K. and Ireland that generate enough energy to power 3,500 homes, and have earnt a number of awards for saving customers hundreds or even thousands of pounds a month.

The company is part of the prestigious Midlands Tech 50 list companies, with the HIT Energy Guard monitoring equipment recognised as a leader in the industry.

Additional information and contact details are available here.

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