German solar company SunConcept has set up a UK subsidiary at Kings Hill in West Malling, Kent. The company reports that it has been monitoring the UK market since the previous government published the ‘UK Renewable Energy Strategy’ back in July 2009, and has now made the decision to increase its activity in the UK after the introduction of the feed-in tariff scheme in April 2010.

Since SunConcept began its marketing activities in the UK it has earmarked a portfolio in excess of 25MW of land and commercial roof space for the installation of photovoltaic systems over the next 12 months.

Catherine Stevens-Jung, Managing Director of SunConcept UK said, “We are a UK company and will be creating new jobs in this country, but our clients will benefit from German reliability, precision and expertise, as well as our extensive experience in the German and other European markets.”

 “Our target groups include owners of agricultural land and commercial roof space, county and district councils, as well as Registered Social Landlords. The market is very exciting and it is interesting to observe the steady, but rapidly growing number of solar installations in the UK.”

“Over the past six months we have also started to build up an excellent network of UK installation companies with whom we will also be cooperating,” continued Stevens-Jung.

SunConcept manufactures its own monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin-film solar panels, and is looking to replicate its 150-strong German operation in the UK over the next three years.