Solar carport specialist Flexisolar has announced the hire of five new sales staff as it sets sights on new projects up and down the UK.

Two new directors will lead Flexisolar’s sales team. Business development director Adam Goves joins Flexisolar having previously led his own energy consultancy, while sales director Guy Morrison joins from solar and battery storage installer Poweri Services.

Both Goves and Morrison also have experience from previously working on behalf of Lark Energy, while Morrison once served at electric vehicle (EV) charge point manufacturer Chargemaster.

They will be supported by three new business development managers taking up positions across different regions in the UK.

Dawn Welsh will be based out of Newcastle, Conal McElroy in Edinburgh and Nigel Addison-Evans from Cheltenham.

Tim Evans, chief executive at Flexisolar, said it was “essential” to source a highly experienced sales team as it looked to bolster deployment of solar carports and associated EV charging infrastructure.

Flexisolar has received more than £2.3 million in funding from innovation agency Innovate UK to develop large-scale solar carprots for integrated transport and energy systems, the most recent tranche of funding having been awarded for the period running June 2017 to March 2018.

Solar carports have long been billed as having significant national potential in the UK but have yet to truly take off.

There were however promising signs last year with news of plans for two sizeable projects for Cambridgeshire County Council and car manufacturer Bentley.

Flexisolar has teased that it is set to begin work on a large scale national project this spring, but has provided no further details at this moment in time.