Krannich Solar is expecting “a mini boom” in the months leading up to the close of the feed-in tariff in March 2019, according to Phil Ellery who has returned to the company as commercial director.

He was responsible for sales at the international photovoltaic distributor from 2011 to 2016 and has rejoined the company after it restructured its single branch in Great Britain, starting again with “an experienced and competent sales team”.

“I believe we will have a mini boom between now and the end of March next year and we have a strong dynamic team in place to service the UK and Ireland photovoltaic industry,” Ellery said.

“The stock availability and service from Krannich for installers and distributors is second to none and I am relishing the opportunity that I have been given to succeed.”

Despite historically low deployment since the last round of FiT reductions, business is expected to ramp up in the months to the end of March when the subsidy era comes to an end, with export tariff payments also facing closure.

Krannich however, which operates globally from its German headquarters, believes that the role of battery storage, rising energy pricing and a range of additional technologies on the market will allow the UK market to grow post-FiT.

The fortunes of the UK domestic market remains uncertain pending the outcome of the government’s latest consultation on small-scale renewables support, with many also looking at a range of other technologies and new business models.

Last month SolaX told SPP that the rise of grid trading and off-peak tariffs could lead to “huge growth” over 2019, predominantly in the domestic storage market.