South Wales-based Ikaros Solar, which provides solar power system consultancy and design expertise to the commercial and business sector, is now an official UK module distribution partner for German manufacturer Solon SE.

Referring to the deal, Managing Director of Ikaros Solar UK, Richard Tyzack said, “Solon is one of the most renowned producers of PV systems in the world and has supplied projects in some of the world's toughest geographic and climatic conditions,” he said.

“By adding Solon’s high specification products to our portfolio, we are strongly placed to grow our UK market share. Building on the experience of our European sister company, we are targeting a wide range of commercial and business sites from 20kW upwards, with the sweet spot being 50kW – the size suitable for most commercial roof spaces in the UK. Where aesthetics are a key factor in the project design, Solon panels are the product of choice.”

Nicole Spieler of Solon SE said, “Ikaros Solar is a great partner for us. Our products combined with their knowledge of the UK's PV sector means that we can plan and deliver the best possible solar system for clients.”

Ikaros Solar UK was established earlier this year and has been backed by the Welsh Assembly Government through a £500,000 grant from the Single Investment Fund (SIF) over the next three years.