Solarwatt Establishes UK Subsidiary and Premises

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Left to right: Detlef Neuhaus and Pol Spronck

SOLARWATT the German photovoltaic systems provider, has established a UK company to serve growing demand for renewable energy and reinforce its presence in the market.

As part of its expansion drive, Solarwatt has made key personnel changes and opened a UK office and warehouse.

Daniel Adamsbaum joins Solarwatt as Sales Manager, North, after working for more than a decade in the solar industry in Europe and the UK.

Neal Goddard, who joined Solarwatt in May 2018 as Sales Manager, UK and Ireland, is now Sales Director, continuing to work with Pol Spronck who will be Managing Director of the UK company.

Pol Spronck said: “We have worked hard to get to this point and it’s great to confirm we are making big progress. Building on existing sales collaborations in the UK, Solarwatt is particularly keen to partner with other premium installers across the UK.”

According to the industry association SolarPower Europe, the UK is the third largest photovoltaic home storage market in Europe with a storage capacity of 38 MWh. Last winter, total PV capacity rose to more than 14 GW – enough solar power to supply around three million households. That compares to Germany with 53.0 GW in 2020, showing there is still a lot of room for installed capacity growth in the UK.

In July Solarwatt announced the supply of complete PV systems for 15 schools for Essex County Council.

Neal Goddard, Sales Manager, Solarwatt

Neal Goddard commented: “It’s been a huge summer for us with the announcement of the Battery flex storage system we’ve developed with BMW, underpinning the versatility of our products for EVs as well as energy for home and work.

“The big demand we’re seeing for our glass-glass PV panels, backed by our industry-leading 30-year product and performance guarantee, shows people want energy independence and to future-proof their investment with safe, efficient and reliable systems of the highest quality.

“There is also a growing acceptance that to reach Net Zero carbon emissions, we’re going to have to change that way we live including our homes and transport.”

Solarwatt achieved sales growth of 100% in the UK last year. As well as a new warehouse, Solarwatt’s UK office will be located in Surrey.

Solarwatt is an active member of the UK trade association Solar Energy UK and Flexi-Orb, the flexible energy standards and registration body.

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