Strategic energy partnership to fuel Stepnell growth

RUGBY construction and civil engineering company Stepnell has formed a strategic partnership with EvoEnergy, one of the country’s leading solar power companies.

It is hoped the new partnership will enable both companies to strengthen their leadership positions in the UK solar energy market. It also secures investment for Nottingham-based EvoEnergy to accelerate its growth in the ECO and green deal markets.

Stepnell,carried out four 5MWp ground mount solar installations during 2011, making it one of the original ground mount solar market leaders.

EvoEnergy, which was the Renewable Energy Association’s ‘Installer of the Year’ in 2011, has already carried out some of the country’s largest roof-top solar power installations and has fitted solar power systems to more than six thousand homes across the country.

It is accelerating into external wall insulation to meet growing demand from the social housing sector and is exploring other technologies to meet the rising demand for energy conservation and greener energy generation.

Mark Wakeford, managing director of Stepnell, said:  “Our two businesses have shared values in trust, quality, customer service and reducing their environmental impact.

“In EvoEnergy we see a committed staff working well in a part of the construction industry that we believe will be shaping the foreseeable future.

“Combining Stepnell’s expertise in contracting and refurbishment with EvoEnergy’s technical expertise in the green sector will provide real synergy to both companies allowing each to meet the coming challenges that face our customers.”