Providing installers with a UK-based dedicated support network Sanyo Component Europe today launches the Solar Premium Installer Programme. The new website offers experienced solar photovoltaics installers the opportunity to keep up with the latest industry developments while increasing their penetration of the UK market.

Sanyo’s Solar Premium Installer Programme will only be available to installers who can prove they have successfully completed 10 photovoltaic systems using Sanyo modules. This vetting provides the end user with an added assurance that the installer is capable of the job in hand.

Once an installer has been granted a place on the Programme, they will benefit from sales leads from their region, direct communication with Sanyo on the latest technologies and their own customisable micro site to help promote their business. Installers will also be offered training sessions up to twice a year, allowing them to refine their technical knowledge on photovoltaic science and products.

Marlene Muehlbauer at Sanyo said, “The market for PV systems in the UK is growing dramatically, and the industry is evolving at a rapid pace. As most installers have diversified from being electricians, they face the significant challenge of keeping up with new technology and methods as well as the routes to order – the Sanyo Solar Premium Installer Programme helps across all of those issues.”

The UK programme follows successful pilot schemes in Germany and Italy, where the solar market is far more established.

“The feedback from PV installers in Germany and Italy has been very positive, with particular appreciation of the direct access to technicians and sales. The number of leads generated has also exceeded expectations, reflecting both an obvious benefit for installers to get involved and the need from consumers for a resource like this,” Muehlbauer continued.

Eligible installers can access the registration process at