Opinion

Q & A: Ian Murray, Clear Focus

IanMurray,TechDirector, ClearFocus

Q: What have you got planned for the rest of the year?
We’ll be working hard across our R&D projects and launching some very exciting products, in addition to maintaining a high standard of everyday service.  We’ve started the year with the PV Plus launch, an energy back-up system with automatic switch technology, while also working on a public sector project which requires bespoke, cutting-edge technology.  

Q: What do you see as the growth areas in renewables?
I predict energy storage systems will see dramatic growth, in response to the government-predicted scheduled shortages. It’s crucial to provide power the public can rely on. Storage technology used in the solar industry can be outdated and expensive to maintain, presenting opportunity for uptake of safer, greener, more robust alternatives, like our new lithium phosphate package.

Q: How is your company cutting its carbon footprint?
Our footprint is minimal as we’re a small family business. We use local manufacturers and suppliers wherever possible, to reduce our footprint and also to support the community. We recycle our materials as much as possible, with a minimal waste policy, and of course we are solar powered.

Ian Murray is technical director at Gloucestershire-based PV installers Clear Focus