Solar Panels

Cut your electricity costs with solar panels for your farm.

Electricity prices and costs are expected to continue to rise in the coming years, meaning that to keep your farm profitable – reducing your electricity consumption is a key focus for many farmers.

You will no doubt have noticed that the UK solar market has changed considerably in the past 8-9 years. From its boom in 2009-2010 with every plumber, builder and roofer changing their signage to solar expert to now very few firms actually offering reliable solar solutions for businesses.

Even though a lot has changed with installers and the Feed-in-tariffs are quickly dissolving entirely, there are still many reasons why it’s a great idea for your business to switch to solar. Here are just a couple of reasons why you should consider the move to a greener future.

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Reduce your Carbon Footprint and Emissions

Put simply, it makes your farm greener. Apart from the better planet and saving everyone’s life, it can help with a number of incentives and please your suppliers. Being as ‘green’ as possible is quickly becoming a requirement for a majority of buyers and suppliers to show you are taking active steps towards being carbon neutral.

Reduce your electricity consumption and cost

This is the main reason why solar needs to be an option for any business spending £4,000 and above on electricity per annum. Whether you’re a dairy farmer with 60+ cows or run a cold store seasonally, solar can seriously reduce your electricity usage over the year. With electricity prices set to continue to rise over the years to come, reducing your electricity consumption is becoming more essential for any farm.

It’s not as expensive as you think

In recent years, the cost of solar panels for your farm has reduced considerably. This is partly due to the drop in Feed-in-Tariff rate and the demand for solar decreasing but that just means that solar panels have never been so cost-effective.

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    Switched On Rural
    More than happy to recommend Switched On. We’ve use their services for our electricity and telephones for 7 years now and they haven’t put a foot wrong. Every year they are very proactive and remind me what I need to do to make sure I’m paying as little as possible. If I have a question or problem, I know that one call to Switched On and it’ll be sorted. What else could I ask for?
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  • Hannah Woods
    Switched On Rural
    First year using Switched On Rural and I’m thoroughly impressed. From a 10 minute telephone conversation to Rhys, he’d managed to save me £1700 on our electricity bills. The whole process was very quick and easy, without me having to get involved at all. Couldn’t be happier with the service and I’ll definitely be recommending Switched On to other farmers.
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    Switched On Rural
    For the past 10 years, Switched On have sorted the electricity contracts for our farms. In all that time, we’ve never had a problem and the service has always been very simple and beneficial. I would recommend them to any farm looking to reduce costs.
    Farm Manager, Potato Farmer
  • Jonathan Hodgson
    Switched On Rural
    Always a pleasure dealing with Rhys and Michael at Switched On. Every year they do all the negotiating and switching for me so I can concentrate on my business. Our account manager, Sophie, even manages all the bills for me every month. Collectively they have saved me over £10,000 and hours of time and hassle. I’d recommend any business owner to speak to Rhys and Michael.
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  • Katherine Preston
    Switched On Rural
    I was introduced to Switched On Rural by our land agent, so I knew their service was good. However, until you use them, you don’t realise how different they are to other energy companies.  By buying our energy at the right time when the market dropped, we reduced our electricity bill by 6%. On a 3 year deal, this will save me approx. £31,000! Fantastic service from a friendly and efficient team, would recommend to anyone.
    Partner, Dairy Farmer
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    Switched On Rural
    Very impressed with the services provided by Switched On. After receiving a very high energy renewal offer from our current supplier, I was recommended to Switched On by my accountant. Since speaking to Rhys, we’ve reduced our electricity and gas bills on our estate by £7000 and now with the addition of our biomass boiler, our energy bill has reduced 45%. I would recommend Switched On Rural to any business wanting to reduce their energy bills.
    Owner, Estate
  • James Sherwood
    Switched On Rural
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    Partner, Poultry
  • David Miller
    Switched On Rural
    When we got our renewal offer from British Gas, we spoke to Switched On to see what they’d recommend. After a few chats with Michael, I was shocked to see that they’d managed to save me over £700 on my current rates and £1,200 on our renewal. Choosing Switched On was a great decision which has benefited us considerably. I would recommend the services to any farm wanting to reduce their overheads.
    Partner, Dairy Farmer
  • Heather Whitworth
    Switched On Rural
    It’s not a surprise to me that Switched On now look after 1,200 farms. The service is always efficient, professional and time saving. Every year they are on hand to search the market and recommend a cheaper alternative to our current plan. They make dealing with these electricity companies simple! No hesitation in recommending them to any farm.
    Partner, Dairy Farmer

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