German solar consultancy Adler targets UK market with new London office

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    Adler said it had received an "increasing amount of requests" for its services from UK solar firms. Image: OPDE.

Bremen-headquartered Adler Solar has opened a new office in London to cater for growing demand for its services from UK solar firms.

The solar consultancy offers technical and engineering services for PV projects and Gerhard Cunze, chief executive at Adler Solar, said the firm had received an “increasing amount of requests” from UK solar companies despite the recent market upheaval.

"Having a permanent office presence in London will enable us to provide even better on-the-ground support to both existing and potential clients in this market,” Cunze said, adding that access to the capital’s insurance market would act as a “springboard” to Adler’s global services.

The UK government has all but closed routes to market for ground-mount solar farms but there remains a substantial pipeline of projects that require developmental services. As a result, many European providers – particularly EPCs – have garnered business from the UK market.

Norwegian energy consultancy firm Aqualis predominantly handles offshore energy enquiries but acquired a minority stake in Adler last October to further international expansion plans.

David Wells, chief executive at Aqualis, said Adler’s move into London was a “good example of a successful execution” of the plans.

Adler will share its London office with Aqualis’ offshore and offshore wind subsidiaries.

Last week Aqualis reported a loss of US$0.6 million for Q4 2015 on the back of 17% slide in quarterly revenues to US$8.8 million.

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