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Cut Commercial Energy Bills and Hit Net Zero Faster with AR Power

Trusted Commercial Solar Panel Installers Based in the North East

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Leading The Charge For Commercial Solar Power

Companies in the North East and across the UK could save thousands of pounds on energy costs each year with a solar energy system from AR Power.

With our extensive array of solutions, including solar panels, carports and solar batteries, we can create custom solar PV systems for businesses throughout the North East and across the UK.

Over the years, we’ve worked with clients ranging from small businesses to national chains, helping them reduce their reliance on the National Grid and embrace renewable energy. We’re a local company with a national focus, meaning no job is too big or too small.

Get in touch to find out how solar energy systems are revolutionising your industry and how you can fight back against rising electricity costs by partnering with AR Power.

Mark Dunville and Chris Balmer Dunelm Stores Solar Installations

Your Full-Service Solar PV System Installation Company

Save money on your energy bills and offset your carbon footprint with a commercial solar panel system.

Car parks are a necessity for most companies, but they take up a lot of land with limited returns. Make the most of them with solar carports.

Store surplus energy generated by your solar panel installation to our commercial solar battery storage solutions.

Get the most from your solar panels and ensure you achieve the best return on investment with our solar panel maintenance services.

About Us

Established in 2011, AR Power is dedicated to providing commercial solar installations to businesses and organisations across the North East. Our focus is on helping our commercial clients save money on their energy bills and offset their carbon footprint, allowing them to achieve Net Zero targets.

Our team of trusted local solar panel installers covers all areas of the North East and North Yorkshire including Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Newton Aycliffe, Sunderland, Washington and more. We also have national reach, installing solar panels for companies across the UK, including national chains like Dunelm.

Our hard work over the years has helped us earn a fantastic reputation for installing top-quality solar panels that lower electricity bills and improve sustainability in a wide range of organisations.

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Dedicated Solar Installers Proudly Serving North East England and Beyond

As a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited, ISO 9001:2015 certified solar panel installation company, we have all the relevant qualifications and experience needed to carry out large-scale solar installations. We’re committed to bringing you the high-quality solar panel solutions you need.

Whether you want solar panels on your company’s roof or need ground-mounted solar on disused land, we’ve got the right solution for your business or organisation. Alternatively, we also offer solar carport solutions, helping you utilise your car parking areas more efficiently.

Ensure you maximise your return on investment and keep your building and people safe by having your solar PV system regularly maintained by our solar O&M division.

For homeowners throughout the North East of England, we can supply and fit Tesla Powerwall batteries to store extra energy and use them at night. 

All of our services are designed to help build a sustainable future where the UK is less reliant on fossil fuels and uses power generated from renewable sources.

Solar power is our focus, and we’re always exploring new clean energy technology to ensure we help companies across the North East to find self-sufficient, aesthetically pleasing ways to generate electricity.

If you’re keen to see the benefits of making an investment in your company’s future with solar panels, contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is possible to install solar solutions on a leased or rented commercial building, but you will need permission from your landlord. Most landlords are happy for companies to embrace green energy by installing solar panels, but always check first and get permission in writing where possible.

Solar PV is permitted development as long as the solar installation meets the following prerequisites:

  • It is roof mounted
  • Not in a conservation area
  • Not a listed building
  • The panels are at least 1m from the external edge of the building.
  • Rooftop commercial solar panels should project no more than 200mm from the roof slope.
  • For flat rooftops, panels protrude less than 1m from the roof surface and cannot be the highest part of the roof.

Solar carports and ground mounted solar installations will require planning permission.

If your system is over 50kWp, we still need to make an application to the local authority for a ‘certificate of lawfulness’ which takes about 8 weeks to acquire.

If you are still unsure if you need planning permission for your commercial solar installation please get in touch and we will be more than happy to help you.

There are several ways to pay for your solar panels. Many businesses choose to invest their own capital (CapEx) in the system, as reductions in their energy bill will provide a strong return in the long run.

However, if your company does not have the funds available, you can spread the cost of the commercial solar PV system over a number of years with Asset Finance. Some customers find that the money they save on their monthly energy bills pays for the monthly finance repayments.

You can also have an investor pay for the panels under a Power Purchase Agreement and pay nothing upfront.

Installation time will depend on the size of the solar panel system required.

Once we have approval from the Distribution Network Operator for your proposed setup, it will take a few weeks to schedule and plan the work. After that, it can take between a week to a few months to complete the installation project, depending on its size.

Our projects team will confirm the timeline with you when we provide our initial plan and keep you informed throughout the process.  

If your roof is not suitable to fit solar panels to, then we have several alternative options available.

We can explore fitting a ground-mounted solar PV system or a solar carport, depending on the space available on your property.

The size of your solar array will depend on how much electricity your business requires to operate. Companies with a higher energy consumption will need a larger commercial solar PV system, providing you have the grounds or roof space for one.

Companies with a low energy consumption may only need a small to medium sized system to offset energy consumption from the grid.

AR Power can take your current energy data and design a bespoke solar PV system for your company or organisation that will be cost effective, reduce your reliance on energy from the grid, and get you closer to achieving Net Zero.

Case Studies

Having led the North East solar panel installation market for more than a decade, AR Power has worked on a wide range of projects over the years. Find out more about our past solar panel installation projects and how we've driven businesses across the region to self-sufficiency by reading our case studies.

Riverdale Paper

526 solar panels have been installed on Riverdale’s Team Valley head office and processing facility. The energy generated by the panels will make a significant contribution…


We estimated that the new solar panel installation will enable BHK to save around £88,000 on energy costs after year one with a potential saving of almost £3m after 25 years…

University of Sunderland

We installed 4 separate solar panel systems to 4 roof tops including the City Space, Edinburgh, Gateway, and Prospect buildings. Our in-house team designed every solar install…

Bradford University

The University have 8 inverters installed across the 3 buildings; some have their own plant rooms. All inverters are now fed back to a main switch room within the University buildings…