Solar and storage distributor Midsummer Energy has opened a new subsidiary in Dublin to take aim at the Irish market. 

The new entity, dubbed Midsummer Renewables, will be formally launched at the end of the month and the firm has appointed Tommy Kemsley to lead the charge. 

Kemsley said he was confident of a rapid surge in activity, backed by last year’s introduction of domestic grants for solar and storage systems by the Irish government. 

“The grant for domestic PV with storage is very attractive for homeowners and uptake is already picking up,” Kemsley said, adding that the grant mechanism and interest from agricultural and commercial sectors had made for a “really progressive market”. 

“We have a great deal of technical strength in both battery storage and PV – Midsummer started out selling off-grid battery systems with solar, and was one of the first UK distributors to offer a range of grid-connect battery storage products. So the grant scheme introduced by Ireland dovetails exceptionally well with the product range we can offer.”

Midsummer Renewables is to stock panels from Trina, Peimar and Longi alongside SolarEdge, Fronius and Sofar Solar inverters. Associated products from the likes of Solfit, Renusol and Myenergi will also be stocked. 

The company is to host a launch day on 29 May 2019, featuring product demonstrations from a number of manufacturers.