According to the latest Sunday Times Tech Track 100, UK-based solar systems integrator and distributor, Solarcentury has been noted for being the fastest growing private energy company in the UK. Sales have grown 36% a year from £13.9m in 2007 to £34.5m in 2010, according to the report. This means the firm is the number one for installations in the UK.

As demand for solar continues to gain momentum in the UK, Solarcentury expects staffing levels to increase by 30% from 120 in 2010/11. The company has also been active in other European countries, which now account for 35% of overall revenue.

Derry Newman, CEO, Solarcentury said: “Solar photovoltaics are proving a highly popular energy choice and have a very real role to play in the growth of the UK economy. We are optimistic about the solar sector’s future and its role in helping the UK meet its pressing job creation and C02 reduction targets. The total UK photovoltaics market is forecast by Government to rise nearly 100 times to reach 2.7 GWp, cumulative, by 2020.  The stability and certainty provided by the feed-in tariff means that UK PV companies can plan with confidence, invest for the future and take on many more skilled staff as the market continues to grow in a sustained way.”

Since 1998, the company has managed the installation of well over 1000 solar PV  turnkey projects including those at the Eden Project;  the UK Environment Agency; the CIS Tower, Europe’s largest vertical solar façade; Manchester; Sulfurcell HQ  in Germany and 28 secondary schools for the Province of Milan, Italy.