Chinese solar manufacturer ReneSola has opened a new office in Newhavan, UK, to establish what it said would be a long-term presence in the country.

ReneSola said its commitment and investment in the market will reap rewards and allow it to improve product availability while building long-term customer relationships.

ReneSola UK’s newly appointed general manager Ian Glover said: “We are building a solid foundation for long-term development in the UK renewables community. Our support network will allow us to provide not only one of the best-in-class products but also the peace of mind that comes from dealing with a long-term partner. We expect this to appeal to local authorities, EPC contractors and investors, and our set-up should also make it easier for businesses to secure finance for projects faster. By developing close working relationships and understanding the needs of clients, we will support the long-term growth of the UK solar sector.”

Glover added: “The current UK feed-in-tariff lends itself to a wide range of applications, from rooftop installations on social housing to large-scale investment projects. The correct use of solar investment can have a positive social impact that benefits entire communities, and is something we should be proud of and willing to promote further.”

The Renesola UK team is expected to grow to around 20 people.

Ian Glover joins ReneSola from aleo-solar, a German company, where he was responsible for its successful entry and development in the UK market. ReneSola said Glover’s extensive renewable energy experience covers all sectors of the UK solar market including domestic, local government and large scale investor-led projects.

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