Q: What have you got planned for the rest of 2013?
Our focus for this year is to help installers move into renewables. We plan to launch a new programme called Renewability which will support installers with discounted and free training, business development tools and rewards through our Club Energy loyalty programme. We also have a heavy focus on developing our range of intelligent controls.
Q: What do you see as the growth areas in renewables?
Although the domestic RHI has been delayed again, the recovery of the new build housing market and social housing funding means we are likely to see an increase in demand for solar thermal. The challenge to the industry now will be promoting the genuine return on investment of solar thermal in the long-term, without relying on short-term financial incentives to attract interest.
Q: How is your company cutting its carbon footprint?
We have an environmental mission statement (SEEDS) in place which aims to improve and track our environmental performance continuously. Central to this is a zero waste target by 2020; our focus is on increasing efficiency by eliminating solid and hazardous waste, process wastes and wastes in production operations.
Pipperley Wibberley is commercial director at Glow-worm