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Future Is Bright Solar Company Expands

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Absolute Solar and Wind, one of Scotland's fastest growing renewable energy companies is expanding its footprint in the north of Scotland bringing around 20 jobs to the area.

The company, which is head-quartered in Glasgow, has grown significantly over the past 12 months and is about to open new premises in Inverness with an office in Aberdeen to follow shortly.

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 employ more highly-trained system installers who will be on hand at each new operating base to fit renewable energy solutions such as solar PV panels, micro-wind turbines and solar thermal systems.

Sales and Marketing Director Terry Doherty said: "We are very excited to be branching into Inverness and Aberdeen. Over the last year we've been getting more and more enquiries in the north and north east, and as we have a network of trained installers throughout the country we were able to service these enquiries.

"However, it was becoming apparent that we needed to expand and have permanent bases in these areas in order to accommodate the increase in business."

The Inverness office based at 36c Shore Road will be headed up manager Alan French.

Alan said: "We are delighted to be taking the Absolute brand to Inverness and to be bringing new jobs to the area. Business is already booming in the north and we expect this to continue throughout 2012."

The company is also expanding into the east of Scotland, with a new office to service Edinburgh and the Lothians opening shortly in Livingston. Absolute's English-based operation, which covers the south and Midlands, has also moved to larger premises in Ipswich this month.

PV solar panels not only cut household energy bills but also generate 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.

Terry added: "Despite the 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 panelling 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



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. The company was one of the first in Scotland to receive an MCS Accreditation.
  3. 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.
  4. Absolute offers a complete service: design, sales and installation - throughout the UK 
  5. 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.
  6. In April 2010 the UK Government pledged to have 7 million homes using solar power by 2020.