Naked Energy will now supply Tech4Food with its solar thermal and photovoltaic thermal (PVT) products. Image: Pixabay.

Solar thermal design and engineering company, Naked Energy, has announced two new partnerships with the Portuguese Tech4Food business and the Greek division of German engineering contractor, Menerga, as it continues its European expansion.

The British company offers a range of solar technology including the VirtuPVT collector, which generates electricity and heat from a single collector by combining solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technology.

As a result of the new partnership, Naked Energy will now supply Tech4Food with its solar thermal and photovoltaic thermal (PVT) products as part of the company’s engineering solutions for the food and beverage, textiles and hospitality sectors.

“We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Naked Energy – it’s a company that shares our forward thinking vision, and their Virtu products will be a great addition to the Portuguese manufacturing sector,” said CEO at Tech4Food, Fernando Saraiva.

Naked Energy’s solar products will also support Menerga in providing hospitals, manufacturing facilities and swimming pools across Greece with more energy efficient heating.

Alkis Triantafyllopoulos, head of engineering at Menerga Hellas Group, commended the partnership, saying, “Thanks to Naked Energy’s cutting-edge Virtu technology, industries across Greece and Cyprus will benefit from this exciting new partnership. We’re looking forward to accelerating our progress towards our decarbonisation targets, and building a more sustainable future.”

Christophe Williams, CEO and co-founder of Naked Energy echoed the praise of both companies praise: “Both Menerga Hellas Group and Tech4Food are renowned for excellence in their field and we’re delighted to announce our collaboration. The Virtu product range perfectly complements both businesses products and services portfolio, and we are excited to support the decarbonisation of heat across the two countries.”

Naked Energy’s products have recently been positively recognised in the sector, as the company’s VirtuHOT collector, which generates heat from solar, was recently awarded the gold standard TÜV international certification.

The company has been vocal on the pressing need to decarbonise heat, stating late last year that “we haven’t got a hope in hell in net zero” without it.