Solarcentury launches in Benelux & teams up with ‘smart grid expert’ ProxEnergy

Solarcentury, the UK’s most experienced solar energy company, is expanding in Benelux after teaming up with Dutch solar and smart grid development company ‘ProxEnergy’. The launch of Solarcentury Netherlands comes a month after Solarcentury appointed the former founder and CEO of ProxEnergy, Frans Van den Heuvel, as its new Chief Executive and hinted at further […]

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Glint and glare – how dazzling is PV?

With the expansion of Heathrow back in the press the old issue of glint and glare from solar PV systems will undoubtedly re-emerge. And whether you are installing multi-megawatts next to an airport or 50kWp next to an airfield, you’ve no doubt been asked about glare from modules at some stage in your solar life. […]

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Solarcentury looks to the future with new HQ and refreshed identity

New look and location as company expands to meet market demand Solarcentury is on the move from Waterloo to Clerkenwell as the London-based PV company continues to thrive.

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New ROC rates for solar better than expected

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced smaller than expected cuts in its support for solar PV projects larger than 50kWp.

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Business Green: New Solarcentury boss outlines international ambitions

Africa, the Balkans and the Pacific all offer potential new markets for UK’s largest solar firm.

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Solarcentury lands solar industry star as new CEO

Solarcentury, the UK’s most experienced solar energy company, has appointed Frans van den Heuvel as its new CEO.

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Solarcentury launches new ‘universal’ solar electric roof tile

Solarcentury’s British designed C21e tile and slate products, provide a chance for more UK homes to go solar in style. The company first launched its Queen’s award winning C21e solar electric roof tile in 2005. It’s C21e slate followed in 2008, with the products now on thousands of homes in the UK with growing demand […]

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Record busting Solarcentury CEO steps down

Solarcentury today announces the retirement of its chief executive, Derry Newman, in April this year.  Newman has led the company since 2006, through its second cycle of raising venture capital investment through to profitability.  In that period, Solarcentury appeared in the annual Sunday Times Tech Track 100 league table of the fastest growing UK tech companies four times (2006, 2008, 2010, 2011), making it one of the fastest growing British renewable energy companies of any kind.   In 2011 it won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation. 

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Listed building goes solar with Solarcentury’s solar electric slates

Designed by Solarcentury in the UK and launched in March 2011, the C21e slate can be integrated across a wide variety of natural and fibre cement slates, and is gaining popularity with installers looking to widen and differentiate their domestic solar offer. The product, and its counterpart the C21e solar electric roof tile, helped Solarcentury […]

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Solarcentury & others begin legal proceedings against Department for Energy and Climate Change

Thursday 10th November 2011: Solarcentury has today confirmed that it is taking legal action as part of a group of solar companies, against the Department of Environment & Climate Change (DECC) because of the damage to business caused by the review of Feed in Tariffs for solar PV announced on 31st October. The group is […]

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