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.

Business energy grants Business energy grants

Business energy grants are financial incentives intended to encourage companies to invest in making their business greener. These generous grants are a key part of the government’s building for 2050 plan. Explore how your business can benefit from government energy grants promoting green initiatives, such as heat pump installation, enhanced building insulation, and renewable energy…

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What size solar storage battery do I need for my business?

Solar panel batteries are an expensive but valuable addition to a commercial solar panel installation. Choosing the suitable battery storage capacity will help you avoid unnecessarily adding thousands to your commercial solar panel installation costs and improve return on investment. In this blog, we’ll look into how commercial solar batteries are used and how to…

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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? Find the answers here….

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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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