The UK’s exclusive provider of Solar Frontier thin-film panels, Engensa has recently completed the country’s first ever installation of the panels.  

The 3.04kWp system was installed on a 19th century farmhouse near Bournemouth. The thin-film solar panels were selected for appearance, efficacy in cloudy, diffuse light conditions and the reduced environmental impact of manufacturing thin film compared to traditional silicon solar panels.

“Engensa’s new panels are excellent.  Their colour fits very well with the old slate roof and the system actually makes a great addition to the appearance of the house. I get the best of both worlds; a farmhouse with 19th century charm and energy bills that do not reflect 21st century prices,” resident Jeremy Hinton was quoted as saying in a statement.

Dr. Toby Ferenczi, Chief Technology Officer at Engensa said that the company selected Solar Frontier as its thin-film panel providers not only for its products, but its industry accreditations and environmental policies.

“Our relationship with Solar Frontier is an example of our commitment to offering our customers the best solar technology available from reputable partners,” he said.

Meanwhile Wolfgang Lange, Managing Director of the Solar Frontier Europe said: “The UK is ripe for thin film solar adoption, as these panels work well in cloudy weather and the solar panels are visually very appealing.”

“Engensa was the obvious choice for our first UK solar distributor because of their market and industry knowledge, business practices and exceptional service,” he added.