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What is a Remote Solar Survey and how does it work?

Using LiDAR, photogrammetry, satellite imagery, and our AI-powered irradiance modelling, our technology can survey areas of any scale. Every survey result is comprehensively reviewed by our experienced solar designers and engineers, to ensure accuracy and completeness. ​​ Our AI tool identifies:​ - Optimal rooftop area, including shading analysis​ - Number of solar panels that can fit, clear of obstacles​ - Installation costs, savings, export income, and payback​ - Integrated with address-based location and wider datasets such as energy performance certificates, census, and ownership information ​ A Remote Solar Survey provides you with a confident assessment of the investment required, the potential savings and next steps on your Solar PV installation.

How much does a Remote Solar Survey cost?

At Absolar, we are committed to accelerating the transition towards sustainable energy solutions. We believe that access to accurate, comprehensive information is a crucial first step in making informed decisions about solar energy adoption. That's why we strive to offer our Remote Solar Assessment service at no cost to the end user.

We understand that the initial exploration of solar PV potential can be daunting for commercial property owners. The upfront costs, time and complexity of traditional assessments can be a significant barrier. Our AI-driven Remote Solar Assessment service addresses this challenge head-on by providing a quick, accurate, and accessible overview of your property's solar potential.

This commitment to fully-funded access is underpinned by our partnerships with several key organisations. These strategic collaborations enable us to sustainably offer our services without charge. Our partners share our vision of a greener future and the importance of empowering property owners with the knowledge they need to contribute to this goal.

By making this vital information freely available, we aim to demystify the process of adopting solar energy, encourage more property owners to consider solar solutions, and ultimately, make a significant impact on reducing carbon emissions. We believe that by providing our Remote Solar Assessment service for free to the end user, we are investing in a sustainable future for all.

If I want to proceed, can you help me get it installed?

Following the initial assessment of your property's solar potential through our Remote Solar Assessment service, should you wish to explore this opportunity further, Absolar is fully equipped to guide you through the next stages. Our experienced engineering team stands ready to bring your solar project to fruition.

Our team comprises seasoned professionals in solar energy engineering, project management, and installation. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver comprehensive, end-to-end solar solutions tailored to the unique needs of your commercial property. From detailed feasibility studies and design to procurement, installation, ongoing maintenance and energy trading, our experts ensure a seamless and efficient process.

We have a strong track record of successful projects across a variety of sectors, demonstrating our capability to manage and deliver solar installations of any scale. Our portfolio showcases numerous examples where we have transformed the solar potential into real, operational solar energy systems, reducing carbon footprints and achieving significant energy cost savings for our clients.

Choosing Absolar means partnering with a team that not only understands the technical intricacies of solar PV systems but also shares a commitment to sustainability and the impact of renewable energy on our planet. We are dedicated to providing solutions that not only meet your energy needs but also contribute positively to environmental conservation.

Let us help you make an informed decision about solar energy, turning your property's potential into a tangible asset that benefits your business and the environment. Our team is here to navigate you through the intricacies of solar installation, ensuring your journey towards renewable energy is smooth and rewarding.

What types of properties can be assessed and where?

At Absolar, our cutting-edge Remote Solar Assessment service is designed to evaluate the solar potential of any commercial or business premises across the country. Leveraging the latest in AI technology and our deep expertise in solar energy, we are capable of delivering precise and actionable insights into the viability of solar PV installations for properties of all types and sizes.

However, it's important to note that the economic and environmental benefits of solar PV installations are most pronounced for larger commercial premises. Specifically, properties with a significant electricity demand stand to gain the most from transitioning to solar energy. Our assessments have shown that premises with a footprint of over 200m^2 and an annual electricity consumption exceeding 50,000kWh are ideally positioned to reap the maximum benefits from solar PV technology.

This is because larger properties not only have more space to accommodate the necessary solar panels but also have higher energy requirements that can be offset more effectively with solar power. The savings on electricity costs and the potential for generating a surplus of energy to feed back into the grid make solar PV an economically attractive solution for these properties.

Our Remote Solar Assessment service is tailored to identify and maximise these opportunities, providing a detailed overview of how solar PV can meet your specific energy needs. Whether your premises are just above the threshold or well beyond, our team is skilled in optimising solar PV solutions that promise substantial economic and environmental returns.

For businesses that are smaller or have lower energy demands, solar PV can still offer benefits, and we encourage an assessment to explore the potential advantages. Every business can contribute to a more sustainable future, and Absolar is here to make that journey as impactful and cost-effective as possible.

What if I have a portfolio to assess?

For businesses or organisations with a portfolio of properties, Absolar offers specialised, bespoke assistance to assess the solar potential across your entire portfolio. Our unique technology enables us to efficiently cover large areas, including entire cities, in a remarkably short period of time. This capability allows us to provide comprehensive insights and actionable data on a scale that matches your needs.


If you are looking to explore the solar potential of multiple properties, we encourage you to reach out to us directly for a tailored service that considers the collective opportunity of your portfolio. By doing so, you can unlock synergies and efficiencies in the assessment process, ensuring a streamlined approach to understanding and leveraging the solar potential of your assets.


Please email us at survey@absolar.co.uk with details of your portfolio. Our team is ready to provide you with the bespoke assistance required to maximise the solar potential of your properties. With Absolar's expertise and technology, transitioning your portfolio to solar energy is seamless, efficient, and aligned with your sustainability goals.


Let us help you take the first step towards a greener future for your portfolio together with strategic investment performance. Contact us today for a comprehensive solar assessment of your portfolio.

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Start your solar journey with a remote survey

A survey report is normally delivered within 48 hours
No commitment needed. Takes less than 1 minute to complete.
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