The government has this week announced a ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2030. This revised date has brought forward the government’s original target by 10 years and is a key part of their wider plan to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050
The RAC has responded to this development and said that the UK’s charging network would have to grow “exponentially” to cope with the demand when sales of electric vehicles (EV) soar as the date of the restrictions is near.
So, what’s this got to do with industrial and commercial roofing we hear you say? Well, the places where EV owners will be working such as offices, warehouses and factories are going to need somewhere to charge their car whilst at work. The infrastructure to cope with this extra demand will need to significantly increase and this is where we can help.
We’ve recently strengthened our presence in the commercial solar industry as a trusted installer of quality solar PV systems. In collaboration with our partners, we are able to provide a solution that meets the exact requirements of your property.
Not only does solar PV help to reduce the overall energy consumption of the workplace, it will also maximise the return on investment (ROI) and instantly increases the value of your commercial property. It really is a win-win situation for you and your staff who will need to charge their EVs.
Furthermore, if your commercial property was built before 1999, it is more than likely to have some kind of asbestos element within your roof. Recent government rulings state that asbestos has to be removed from all buildings before 2035, and we strongly advise you to take advantage of the 150% tax benefit of the cost by removing asbestos as part of your solar PV installation.
Forward-thinking businesses are already reaping the rewards of harnessing energy from the sun and now is the perfect time to seriously consider solar power. A commercial solar PV system offers a fantastic addition to any business be it on a small or large scale and helps your business work towards a more sustainable future.
To discover more about our commercial solar PV solutions and associated financial benefits for your business, please don’t hesitate to contact the Retain team on 0800 027 2244 or fill out our contact form below and we’ll be in touch.
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