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After being in business for over 12 years, installing solar for businesses and organisations, we have grown exponentially with contracts now totalling to around £10 million per annum. In the last operating quarter we’ve handled more than £2 million worth of business with more in the pipeline.

2023 has been a big year for us, growing our team to almost 30 employees and gaining a number of accreditations including ISO 9001:2015, and we were delighted to win ‘Contractor of the Year’ at the National Solar and Storage Live Awards last month.

Solar for Manufacturing CompaniesThe event held in Birmingham was hosted by newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy and recognised the most innovative and impactful solar and storage projects and contributors throughout the UK. The awards were attended by the country’s biggest players in the industry which makes AR Power’s achievement outstanding considering the fierce competition from industry leaders with national footprints.

AR Power was cited as having exemplary best practice, outstanding customer service and a trail of brilliant, completed projects. Some of the company’s recent projects include the installation of 11 solar systems at key buildings owned by Newcastle City Council such as swimming pools and the Theatre Royal. In addition, the new installation at drawer manufacturers BHK (UK) in Peterlee was the firm’s largest project to date and ranks amongst one of the largest rooftop solar installations in the North East with 2344 panels and a staggering 1.3MW Solar PV power output.

Our Technical Director Mark Dunville said “We are delighted to win this major accolade. It’s all about our team and the way we focus on quality workmanship and customer service, which comes down to our people and the culture we’ve created. We always pay attention to detail and put the same amount of care into every project regardless of its size or scale.”

Zestec AR Power Solar Power Purchase AgreementWe have also teamed up with Zestec, the specialist clean energy investor arm of Octopus Group, to install solar PV systems at no upfront cost to the end customer. This is done under a Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) whereby Zestec will fully fund the cost of the installation and sell the power generated by the solar panels back to the business or organisation at a fixed reduced cost, saving them money in the long term.

Solar O&M Company North East AR PowerMore good news is that we have recently appointed Phil Armstrong as our Operations & Maintenance Engineer. Phil will look after the ongoing maintenance of commercial solar systems with a view to growing the capabilities and service offerings in the near future. He will also oversee a growing demand for annual service checks whether AR Power have installed the system or not.

Annual checks are important to ensure everything is working correctly and providing the best return on investment. Phil’s role will be to oversee site inspections, carry out safety checks and report signs of wear and tear, heat damage, discolouration, and unusual smells, and conduct a visual inspection of internal components for corrosion, wear, and damage as well as a comprehensive roof condition report.

“It’s been a great year for AR Power with our award, new staff and a new work stream. We’ve come a long way in the industry and I’m very proud of the team for their dedication to getting us to where we are now,” added Mark. “We are very much a nationally operating company now and we’re looking forward to installing more systems and creating excellent working relationships across the industry.”

If you are considering solar for your business or organisation, please get in touch. We can discuss your options and how we can help you reduce your energy bills and reach NetZero targets you have.

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There are many benefits to installing solar to your business or organisation's premises including:

  • Save money on your energy bills
  • Offset your carbon footprint and get closer to achieving NetZero
  • Become more sustainable as a company

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