How tackling climate change is seeing economic and social returns

From Nigeria to Kenya, Ghana to Eritrea, Solarcentury is working with businesses to generate safer, cheaper electricity that’s also better for the environment.

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Making an impact in Eritrea

Theo Guerre-Canon is the local project manager for Solarcentury’s Eritrea project. He tells us about the high hopes he has for social and economic change in the area.

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The 1st April 2019 signifies the end of the feed-in tariff

But what does the government mean by this and what are the implications for customers interested in solar? What is the feed-in tariff? The feed-in tariff (FIT) is a policy that was designed to accelerate the uptake of small-scale renewable energy generation technologies. It’s worth up to £6,000 tax-free* for residential solar PV system installations […]

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Liam Hicks: ‘My taste of fame with the BBC’

Solarcentury’s Senior Field Service Engineer, Liam Hicks, talks about his day of filming a solar education video for BBC Bitesize and winning a staff award for his efforts. The BBC approached Solarcentury looking for a solar engineer to interview for an educational video and I was really pleased to be able to do this. It’s […]

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2018: A year of solar growth and optimism

Yes, we are in changing times. 2018 has thrown the world much environmental, social, political and economic turbulence; as our old systems continue to creak and crack around us. But there is good news and reasons to be positive. The growth of much needed clean, affordable, scalable solar power is one. In 2018, the 20th […]

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Day in the life: Kahya Engler – Head of Residential Operations

Solarcentury’s Residential Business Operations Director, Kahya Engler, is one of a growing number of senior women blazing a path in the solar sector. We delve into a day in her life to learn more about her role and what she loves about it. Describe your job in a couple of sentences. I’m the Operations Director […]

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Day in the life: Schola Wangui, Administration and Accounts Manager for East Africa

In the latest of our Day in the Life series, we chat to Administration and Accounts Manager, Schola Wangui, to find out what’s special about life at Solarcentury’s Kenya office. What do you do in a nutshell? My role entails two main aspects – taking care of the Kenyan accounts and taking care of the […]

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Day in the life: Bernice Awodele – Office Manager at Solarcentury

In the latest of our “nice to meet you” series featuring Solarcentury people, Bernice Awodele discusses working as an Office Manager at Solarcentury HQ. Describe your job in a couple of sentences. As an office manager at Solarcentury, my job is completely different every single day. I deal with travel, phone calls, enquiries, admin support […]

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Celebrating diversity at Solarcentury

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20 years with Solarcentury: Q&A with founder, Jeremy Leggett

This year marks Solarcentury’s 20th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, we chat to founder Jeremy Leggett. Solarcentury turns 20 this month. As the company founder, how does that make you feel?  Proud, grateful, and lucky. It is an absolute rarity for a solar company to still be alive, let alone relatively healthy, after 20 years […]

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