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Renewable energy finance

Renewable energy is a sector that is expanding and evolving. We’re here to help your business  reap the rewards of investing in green energy.

We offer financing for solar panels, wind turbines, and other sustainable technologies. Our goal is to help businesses become more environmentally friendly by providing them with the funding they need to purchase new equipment.

The financial and ethical arguments favouring green energy underpins the Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.

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Renewable energy projects

Renewable technologies offer an array of economic and environmental benefits for your business, including savings on energy bills, increased profitability, energy security and contributing to a cleaner environment slowing climate change.

The most compelling reason for many businesses to invest in renewable energy is to save money. It’s true that renewable and sustainable technologies can significantly reduce the cost of many operational overheads. But there are other valuable benefits too.


Future-proof your business


Cut carbon emissions


Become self-reliant


Create new revenue streams

Financing renewable energy

We help businesses meet the challenge of reducing their carbon footprint and moving away from fossil fuels by investing in renewable energy technologies.

If you are looking for funds to buy or install new renewable energy equipment, restructure enduring debt, or refinance to raise further capital, Net Zero Funding renewable energy project finance can help you find ways to spread the cost of the equipment you need.

We have over 30 years of experience working with businesses in the energy industry, and we understand that each company has different needs. That’s why we offer tailored finance solutions for all sizes of businesses to finance renewable energy assets across the UK.

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Renewable energy assets 

We could fund your green technology and assets on their own or as part of a larger project – whatever works best for you. These are some of the renewable assets we finance aside from the obvious electric vehicles and electric vehicles charging points:


Combined heat and power (CHP)


LED lighting


Anaerobic digesters


Onshore wind power


Offshore renewable technology


Solar photovoltaics (PV): roof or ground-mounted


Air source heat pumps


Ground source heat pumps


Biomass boilers

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Renewable energy project finance

There are a variety of ways to fund your renewable energy equipment without overstretching the business. Asset finance enables you to buy or lease renewable energy assets in a carefully planned and affordable manner.

Finance products we offer for the renewable energy sector can be found below.

Hire purchase

Finance lease

Operating lease



Hire purchase

Hire Purchase lets you install and use the asset while paying for it in instalments over an agreed term. At the end of the term, you have the option to purchase the asset outright.

HP lets you spread the cost of the investment over the asset’s life, making it easier to budget. Hire Purchase is particularly suitable for purchasing electric vehicles, renewable energy equipment, construction and commercial equipment with a resell value.

It all starts with a conversation. Do you have a question or need more information?

Benefits of hire purchase


Flexibility and security

You have more time to repay and spread the cost


Access to cash flow

Use cash for other purposes (e.g. investment)


Keep control

You are the owner of the asset for tax purposes and can normally claim capital allowances


Tax efficient

You can offset your HP interest and charges against pre-tax profits. Reclaim VAT.


Finance lease

Finance Leases enable you to use the equipment without having to buy it outright – you pay rent instead over a period of time. When you reach the end of the lease term, you can decide to continue renting, return it or sell it and keep a portion of the sale value.



You have uninterrupted use of the renewable energy equipment


Spread the cost further

The funder can take over the finance agreement and extend the term


You have choice

Use the money to buy other renewable energy assets that might not be accessible through HP or leasing, or give your business a cash injection.

It all starts with a conversation. Find out how we are uniquely positioned to help today.


Operating lease

Keep your options open.

Like a finance lease, this type of lease lets you rent renewable energy technologies and equipment while you need it.

The main difference between a finance and operating lease is that an operating lease is only for part of the asset’s life, which means you pay a reduced cost based on the difference between the original purchase price and the residual cost at the end of the term.

You get to use the asset for as long as you need it, but you don’t need to worry about selling it or recovering its residual value.

It all starts with a conversation. Do you have a question or need more information?

Benefits of operating lease



You have the option to buy, return or re-rent the asset at the end of the lease term


Low initial outlay

You get quick access to the equipment needed without a large upfront payment. We also have access to staged payment terms.



You have full use of the asset without having to purchase it outright.


Cost certainty

Operating leases are flexible in terms of contract length and payment amount, plus you can reclaim VAT on rentals.



Refinancing (or capital release) is a quick way to access the cash from the assets on your existing balance sheet and use that value for other purposes within your business when you need a cash injection. This option applies whether you already own the asset or use it under a finance deal with another provider.

Sale and HP Back is a refinancing that can be used against most types of equipment, which means it is accessible for businesses of all sizes. Refinance works by the funder buying your asset and financing it back to you. At the end of the refinance term, you still own the asset.
This finance option applies whether you already own the asset or are using it under a finance deal with another provider.

It all starts with a conversation. Do you have a question or need more information?

Benefits of refinancing



You have continuous use of the asset


Spread the cost further

The existing finance agreement is taken over and extended. We often negotiate lower interest costs. 



Use the capital released to give your business a cash injection or use the money to buy other renewable energy technologies that may not be accessible through hire purchase or leasing agreements


Make fast decisions

Releasing funds helps you make quicker decisions when negotiating new contracts

Specialised knowledge

We are uniquely placed in the green finance industry. Our MD was a senior vice president for a large company in the energy industry.

Competitive terms & rates

We work hard to be able to explain your business to the right funders and achieve the best rates for the asset.

Finance or re-finance

Give your business a cash injection or use the money to buy other assets. Releasing capital helps you make faster business decisions.

Fast decisions

Decisions often within 48 hours. Our application process is simple and straightforward so you’ll know quickly if you can order your new equipment.

Protect cash flow

Spread the cost of acquiring the asset you need and protect the cash flow in the business.

Personalised solution

We can explain and determine a workable risk profile to persuade banks to lend the finances.

Benefits of working with Net Zero Funding.

We offer a flexible approach to funding. Our renewable energy finance solutions give your business access to the innovative technology and equipment we all need to thrive and grow, reduce the carbon footprint and help meet the net zero 2050 target without compromising cash flow.

We offer financial services advice and funding to any UK business looking to spread the cost of purchasing new renewable energy assets or refinancing existing equipment over a more extended period and using the cash flow generated to cover the cost of financing.

We have decades of experience in the fossil fuels and renewable energy industry. We will save you valuable time and money by working with you to understand the potential in your project and explain away the risks to the funder whilst negotiating the best asset finance rates available and by managing your application for you from start to finish.

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Renewable energy finance FAQs

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is any naturally replenished, essentially inexhaustible source of power that comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain and geothermal heat. Renewable energy can’t run out. It is sometimes also called green energy or eco energy.

Renewable energy has several benefits over non renewable forms of power generation including being abundant, having no negative side effects on the environment or on human health, being renewable for as long as the sun shines, wind blows and water flows, and renewable forms of energy do not contribute to greenhouse gasses.

Today renewable energy is inexpensive compared to traditional forms of non renewable energy sources such as the fossil fuels coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power.

What is renewable energy finance?

Renewable energy finance is a critical element of renewable energy development. Through renewable energy finance, society can fund renewable energy projects and technologies to make renewable power generation economically competitve with non-renewable forms of electricity generation. This comes from individuals, companies and other entities taking an active role in renewable energy finance by making investments that provide renewable energy development with critical financial support.

The renewable energy industry is a hot investment opportunity, with renewable technology rivalling the fossil fuel industry as the top rated industry for return on investment

Renewable energy finance can reduce renewable power project costs allowing renewable project developers to generate useable revenue from renewable projects.

Is investing in renewable energy for my business a good idea?

Investing in renewable energy for your business is a great idea because renewable power generation makes your business more environmentally friendly. The renewable energy industry is a hot investment opportunity, with renewable technology rivalling the fossil fuel industry as the top rated industry for return on investment

Two benefits of investing in renewable energy:

– renewable energy projects provide renewable electricity to your business, reducing costs

– renewable energy projects reduce your carbon footprint and environmental impact

What renewable energy assets can I finance?

All  renewable energy assets can be financed including:

  • Solar PV (photovoltaic) systems – ground mounted and rooftop
  • LED Lighting
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Points
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Anaerobic digestion plants
  • Biomass boilers
  • Combined heat and power (CHP) systems
  • Battery Storage
  • Hydroelectric
  • Onshore wind turbines
  • Offshore renewable energy technologies
  • Air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps
  • Agricultural, composting and recycling equipment

What renewable energy finance products do you offer?

Renewable energy equipment can be financed through our application process in a number of ways:

Hire purchase

Finance leasing

Asset refinance

Hire purchase sale and lease back.

Invoice finance

Asset finance

How can my business reduce its carbon footprint?

You can reduce your business’s carbon footprint by removing the consumption of fossil fuels and investing in renewable energy equipment such as solar panels or biomass boilers. You can utilise the power and heat generated from this equipment.

Switching to electric vehicles (EVs) can also reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change. In addition, charging your electric vehicle fleet on renewable energy such as solar or wind minimises these emissions even more.

Net Zero Funding can help your business achieve Net Carbon Zero by sourcing tailored funding.

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It’s quick and free! Just fill in the form with some basic information about your business and and how much you need. We’ll be in touch within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).