Commercial Solar

As the Government creates more and more policies to drive us towards the use of greener, low carbon fuel sources it now makes commercial sense to make changes to our energy usage.

Not only can you benefit from the long term Government incentives but you will be able to see a reduction in your energy bills. This can also become part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility plan.

Towngate Technologies works together with commercial organisations to help them develop a cost effective plan to incorporate renewable energy systems where there is a clear commercial case to do so. We will work closely with your team to look at all the possible options and help you through the process of selection, planning permissions and system design right through to eventual installation and on-going support.

Commercial Solar Power Projects

Solar power is not just being used in individual homes. It’s happening on a much larger scale too, right here in the UK.

Solar PV on the CIS Tower, Manchester


In 2005, the CIS Tower in Manchester became the largest solar project in the UK to date. 4898 photovoltaic solar panels adorn the side of what was, until the Beetham Tower's completion, Manchester's tallest building. These panels generate enough electricity annually to power 61 three bedroom houses for a year! This saves 100 tonnes of Co2 each year.

Solar PV at Solar House, Sunderland


The Solar Office was completed in the late 90s and from 2003 housed The Northern Rock. It is located on Doxford International Business park, Sunderland and contains 38000sq feet of office space. The building has won a number of awards, including the 1999 Euro Solar Award, the 1999 Design Council Millennium Project Award and the 2000 Energy Globe Award. It's photovoltaic solar panels generate around 55000 kWh of solar electricity each year.

Solar Power in Eco-Towns

The Government has recently given 9 more areas the go ahead to develop what will be known as ‘eco-towns’. These developments must meet certain criteria to be given funding to become 'eco-towns,' including being made up of at least 5000 homes, 30% of which must be affordable to low income families and individuals. The development plans must also incorporate low carbon buildings and services. The eco-towns will make use of solar electricity and solar water heating to make the houses more environmentally friendly. The sites approved to become eco-towns include a location near Bradford, along the Shipley canal and another in West Sussex.