South coast acquisition creates £35m turnover renewables company

Cleantech business, Green Building Renewables (GBR), has expanded its UK nationwide network into Hampshire and onto the south coast by acquiring Hampshire business Solar Voltaics.

Chichester-based Solar Voltaics is the eighth renewables company to join the York-headquartered business.

Joining Green Building Renewables’ growing network will help create more jobs in the region and boost GBR’s turnover to £35m.

Solar Voltaics currently serves London and the UK for commercial clients and Hampshire, Sussex, Berkshire, Surrey and Dorset for residential customers.

Green Building Renewables offers renewable technology solutions through its network of local energy experts. It provides Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps, underfloor heating, solar PV, EV charging, and battery storage.

The decision to expand onto the south coast comes as part of the company’s strategic vision to extend the benefits of solar energy to communities across the country.

Its network already includes regional offices in York, Doncaster, Scarborough, Newcastle, Daventry, Wellingborough, Colchester, Oxford, Nottingham, Norwich and Cambridge.

Solar Voltaics has over 12 years of experience in providing renewable energy systems to homeowners, businesses and local authorities.

Managing director of Green Building Renewables, Chris Delaney, said: “The pedigree of Solar Voltaics’ work precedes it.

“The reputation of the company and the quality and scale of the work it has done in the region is incredible.

“We continue to grow our nationwide network by acquiring respected and reputable businesses like Solar Voltaics.

“The South Coast is known for its rich natural beauty and vibrant communities, making it an ideal location for Green Building Renewables to expand.”

Solar Voltaics was founded in 2010 by local entrepreneur Michael Turner. He has 10 years experience in the aerospace materials industry with Rolls Royce plc and British Aerospace and has a passion for driving innovation through to implementation.

Turner said: “I am extremely proud of what the team at Solar Voltaics has achieved since I founded the company.

“Our mission has always been to ensure customers understand how solar PV technology can work for them, how it is installed and what financial benefits they can expect from an installation designed to their specific requirements and budget.

“The vision of Green Building Renewables matched our own, and we’re happy to become a part of their network when renewable technologies and alternatives to fossil fuels have never been more needed.”

Green Building Renewables is an Efficient Building Solutions business – a company committed to tackling the climate and ecological crises by radically improving the UK’s buildings.

Philip Fellowes-Prynne, Efficient Building Solutions CEO, said: “Our mission is to lead the UK’s transformation to efficient, sustainable buildings.

“Green Building Renewables’ rapid growth and expansion in the last 18 months, from a turnover of £3m to £35m, reflect the demand for low-carbon and renewable technology in the UK.

“Chris and his team are building a network of renewable experts that we believe will be unrivalled in the UK for their combined experience and knowledge.

“We aim to be the largest renewable installation business in the UK by 2024, with a turnover of £100m.”

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