Future Bright Solar Company Expands

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Absolute Solar and Wind, one of the UK's fastest growing renewable energy companies is expanding its footprint in the East and South East, bringing around 20 jobs to the region.

The company, which already has a distribution base and installation centre in Thorpe-le-Soken, near Colchester, Essex, has grown significantly over the past 12 months and has now opened new larger premises in Great Blakenham, near Ipswich. This includes the company's first visitor centre.

Absolute Solar and Wind has seen huge interest from individuals and companies looking to install PV panels to cut their energy bills and benefit from the Government's feed in tariff.

As well as increasing its office staff, Absolute is also to double its number of highly-trained surveyors, and is currently recruiting throughout the South.

Sales and Marketing Director Gordon Anderson said: "We are very excited to be expanding, also to be opening our first visitor centre. The new premises are bright and modern and very in keeping with what Absolute stands for.

"It was becoming apparent that we needed to expand in order to accommodate the increase in business. Most of our trade comes from recommendations and we are getting more and more enquiries not only from the East and South East, but from as far afield as Yorkshire and the Midlands.

"We also felt it was important to offer customers a place to view the product. The visitor centre is a unique concept as it will allow visitors to come in and get a feel for solar panelling in-situ, seeing first-hand the complete Absolute Solar and Wind range available."

The company, which also recently opened an office in Inverness, offers a national installation service.

Absolute plans to open several new visitor centres over the next year. This will include premises in Bristol, Reading and Bournemouth.

Founded in 2007 in Scotland, the company was one of the first to receive an MCS Accreditation.

PV solar panels not only cut household energy bills but also generate tax free income for the owner who can sell the excess electricity back to the National Grid.

A feed-in tariff pays money for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated and further cash for excess electricity which is sold back.

Gordon added: "Despite the previous uncertainty in the market caused by the change in feed-in tariff fees we are seeing the business continue to grow, with more interest in solar power for free electricity than ever before.

"We remain committed to moving the solar PV market forward. Investing in renewable energy solutions is not only an environmental decision, but a practical one which will benefit companies and homeowners for years to come."

For more information on Absolute Solar and Wind please visit: www.absolutesolarandwind.co.uk or call free on 08000 113 800.



Issued by Beattie Communications on behalf of Absolute Solar and Wind


Notes to editors:


  1. Absolute Solar and Wind was established in Scotland in 2007 and is the country's number one company for solar and renewable energy solutions.
  2. Absolute is a member of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and is one of the best installers of Solar Photovoltaic, Solar thermal and Micro Wind Energy Turbines in the UK.
  3. Absolute offers a complete service: design, sales and installation - throughout the UK 
  4. As an approved installer under the Government MCS accredited scheme, Absolute Solar and Wind is dedicated to photovoltaic renewable energy and is now at the forefront of the UK's rising green energy technology sector.
  5. In April 2010 the UK Government pledged to have 7 million homes using solar power by 2020.