Using Salix funding, Sceptre can provide your public sector organisation with low energy LED lighting and Voltage Optimisation systems which cut electricity bills by up to 70%.
Salix finance provides 100% interest-free
government funding for the installation of modern, energy efficient
technologies in public sector
Replacing inefficient equipment significantly reduces both annual energy bills and carbon emissions.
Your Salix loan is paid back over a number of years entirely from the savings
gained from your reduced energy bills, this means that the installation
is effectively free. After the repayments, all the energy savings are
yours to keep ad infinitum, leaving you with more money to spend
"A school borrows £20,000 to put in new, energy efficient lighting
which will save the school £4,000 per annum from reduced electricity
For the first five years these savings are used to pay back the
Once the loan is repaid, the continued savings
enable the school to use the capital for other budgets, such as the
purchase of new equipment."
Salix funding allows public sector organisations to solve their
energy consumption problems, help tackle climate change and reduce costs
- whilst bypassing the barrier of enormous upfront costs.
Salix can also be used for other saving projects - replacement boilers, replacement computers, and even insulation. The interest free loans are all subject to qualification but over £300 million has been loaned to over 12,000 organisations. Meeting the criteria is tricky but these figures show easily achievable.
Sceptre can provide your organisation with top quality,
energy efficient LED lighting which will cut lighting bills by up to 70% and significantly improve your quality of light.
Sceptre supply the highest quality
LED lighting available on the market. Our projects are delivered to the
highest standards and provide the utmost reliability and durability.
We will appraise your
buildings and assess the economical and technical feasibility of your
project. From this we can provide a detailed cost-benefit analysis to
support our recommendations.
We have successfully carried out numerous LED projects for both public and private sector
premises. For example, we are currently undertaking a significant
project for a large unitary authority in Wales. This project will see
energy efficient LED lighting installed throughout their 50 most energy
Take a look at a case study from one of our previous projects - Thornhill Primary School LED Lighting
The benefits of LED lighting
- Energy efficiency - LEDs are considerably more energy efficient that traditional bulbs, saving on electricity costs and reducing carbon emmissions.
- Brighter, better quality of light - LEDs produce a higher lumen output and better quality of light than older bulbs, this leads to a significatnly improved working experience.
- Long life and low maintenance cost – Designed for use 10 hours a day and with a lifespan in excess of 10 years, LEDs lead to extra savings through reduced maintenance costs.
- Extended lumen maintenance – HID and fluorescent lamps have a far shorter life with higher lumen depreciation. This means that lamp changes have to be made far more frequently (as often as every 9 months for HID) in order to maintain the level of light required.
- Highly durable and reliable – LED lights have no fragile filament or tube and are more resistant to cold temperatures and shock than HID and fluorescent lamps.
- Instant light – LEDs have no ‘run-up’ period or re-strike delay which can occur with HID lighting. Unlike fluorescent and HID lamps, LEDs are not affected by switching. Therefore, regardless of switching cycles, LED life will remain the same.
- Fully dimmable – Being able to fully dim LEDs makes for greater energy savings and extended lifetime.
- LEDs operate with no flicker – Switch start and discharge luminaires exhibit flicker whilst in operation. This stroboscopic effect can be dangerous in areas with moving or rotating machinery and can also trigger epilepsy. LEDs maintain flicker free operation.
- Glass & mercury free – Unlike fluorescent and HID lamps, LEDs have no brittle glass casing. This, combined with being mercury free, makes them the ideal choice for food safe environments where contamination must be avoided.
- No UV or Infrared – LEDs produce no Ultraviolet or Infrared which offers wider application potential.
Investing in solar power for your unutilised roofspace will cut your electricity bills by up to 100% and potentially generate an income from the energy generated.
With PPA funding your business can benefit from solar power without any upfront capital investment - reducing your electricity costs by up to 60%.
Sceptre can provide bespoke solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions to businesses and
landowners wishing to reap the rewards of solar power generation.
Your business will have access to the best available equipment in the world, our panels and mounting systems provide long term energy security and high reliability.
We have deployed rooftop solar panels across both the private and public sector. We will work closely with your organisation to develop the most suitable and highest performing solar solution.
PPA Funded Installations
with trusted partners who, if your buildings have a large amount of
unutilised roofspace, will fund a solar panel installation under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
Fully maintained, insured and supported for the next 20 years, your roof will generate revenue for the provider and significant savings for you.
A PPA solar installation will turn your unutilised roofspace into an asset which will cut your electricity costs considerably.
PPA Solar Power Savings:
"The current rate you pay - 12p per KW
What you will pay with PPA - 5p per KW
This figure represent 10s of thousands of pounds or more for many organisations."
50 Kilowatt commercial installation will provide around 40 Megawatts
of power per annum, generating a revenue of around £5,000.The cost of solar installations have dropped significantly, a 1 Kilowatt panel now costs around £1,000.
We have provided solar panelling for organisations both in the private and public sectors.
Voltage Power Optimisation
Around 90% of UK buildings use more electricity than they actually need - simply because their power is not optimised. VPO optimises a site's power supply to provide financial, energy and carbon savings.
Most electrical equipment in Europe is designed and manufactured to run at 220V. However, most buildings are supplied excessive voltage over and above 220V.
If your power is not optimised, you are paying for up to 15% more electricity than you need and at the same time, emitting up to 15% more CO2.
VPO simultaneously corrects the problem of over-voltage on
the supply network and improves the quality of power entering your