The Future of Utilities Blog

Our "Future of Utilities" blog is the product of extensive research, designed to keep you ahead in the fast-evolving energy and water sectors.

You will find articles, guides and opinion pieces ranging from actionable tips to reduce your water bills to in-depth analyses on renewable energy trends and speculative subjects like the utilities death spiral.

Assessing the suitability of solar panels for your business

  ✅ Check if your business property requires planning permission for a solar installation (it will if it’s a historical building). ✅ Calculate your solar system’s return on investment and assess whether it aligns with your business’s vision and goals. ✅ Does your business own the property? How’s your business’s credit score? More answer all…

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Regulatary Books Permitting and Regulation for Commercial Solar Panels

✅ Building Regulations: All UK solar panel works must comply with building standards. ✅ MCS and DNO: Grid-connected installations need MCS-certification and DNO approvals. ✅ Permitted Developments: Most UK commercial solar panel installations avoid planning permissions. ✅ Timeframe: The regulatory process can vary from a minimum of 3 weeks to many years. Do you want…

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How to maintain your business’s solar panels

Not taking care of your solar panel systems can lead to unexpected costs due to reduced efficiency, unexpected breakdowns, non-compliance fines and, although rare, accidents. Yet every business has its own maintenance requirements, depending on the level of sophistication of its system and any agreements with installers or third-party service companies. This article covers everything…

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Business energy procurement How to Develop an Effective Energy Procurement Strategy for Your Business

For businesses nationwide, energy usage is likely one of a company’s biggest outgoings.  With the market volatility over the last few years, it is now even more critical to secure the best prices and terms for your business. However, this is not an easy task, and that’s where an energy procurement strategy becomes essential. In…

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Aluminium, tilted, rooftop mounts. How much do solar panels cost for businesses?

Installing a solar panel system on a commercial property is becoming increasingly attractive as the technology becomes more established in the UK. Not only has the number of installers grown rapidly, but solar systems have also improved dramatically over the last decade. Here’s everything you need to know about the cost of solar panels for…

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Is Wind Energy Expensive? Debunking the myth!

Just google “Is wind power expensive?” and you’ll find a wide range of opposing answers. This is because power generation, the energy markets and the energy transition are infinitely complex issues that only a handful of experts genuinely understand. This leaves ample room for sensationalists to present ‘alternative’ views using out-of-context information and incendiary tones….

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