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.
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 […]
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 […]
The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 ranks Britain’s private technology, media and telecoms companies with the fastest-growing sales over the last three years of available accounts. Run by CEO Derry Newman and founded in 1999 by Chairman Jeremy Leggett, Solarcentury grew revenue by an average 37% p.a from 2008 to 2011, rising from £19m in […]
Request for urgent meeting to halt the imminent destruction of the UK solar PV industry
This is the third consecutive year the UK’s leading solar energy company has been included in the Global 100. Over recent years, Solarcentury has expanded into Italy, France and Spain with a diverse portfolio of commercial and residential solar power products. The Global Cleantech 100 is produced by the Cleantech Group, providers of global market […]
Farmers can earn in the region of £16,000 income a year, saving over £1,800 in electricity bills, with income and savings anticipated to be more than £465,000 over 25 years1. This is due to the preferable rate set for the Feed-in tariff of 31.4p paid for each unit of electricity generated. The savings and earnings […]
The result combines a cost effective demonstration to both private and social housebuilders of the route between Eco Homes and the Code, as well as delivering an attractive offering for homebuyers. In the current market of rising energy prices, and the impact this has on all sectors of industry, a house that incurs no electricity, […]