London-based renewable energy firm, Green Tomato Energy, is the latest solar installer to become a member of The Green Deal Finance Company (TGDFC) ahead of the Green Deal’s launch in October.

Green Tomato Energy believes that joining TGDFC will help it expand its energy efficiency offerings to a wider number of home owners.

Tom Pakenham, Chairman of Green Tomato Energy, said: “Our membership of The Green Deal Finance Company, as well as the loan from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, is a double helping of excellent news for the UK’s low energy future.

“Becoming a part of TGDFC helps us work towards our ultimate aim of making it easy for home owners to be greener, through energy efficiency improvements to their properties, and by making all forms of finance available to our clients.

“We believe this latest announcement is another exciting step towards the UK achieving its carbon reduction and clean energy security goals, and we are very much looking forward to the opportunities our membership will bring to our clients.”

Green Tomato Energy is the latest solar installer to declare its membership to TGDFC ahead of the Green Deal’s imminent launch. An often repeated criticism of the Green Deal is that it will not generate the necessary awareness amongst the public to be successful. However, The Guardian has revealed that Government is currently exploring the possibility of running a £2 million publicity campaign in support of the Coalition’s flagship green policy. If true, the news will be welcomed by those solar companies who have committed to the scheme.