Q&A – Solfex


Q: What have you got planned for the rest of 2014?
We intend to grow our online sales activities for most of our product groups, and with the launch of our new photovoltaic kit builder this month, customers will be able to design a PV system in six simple clicks of a button, the inverter size and mountings will automatically be matched according to the installation requirements and then the system can be ordered on the customer’s account for next day delivery.

Q: What do you see as the growth area for renewables?
The RHI should drive growth in all renewable heat technologies but I think the current trend will continue with biomass and ASHPs continuing to gain popularity. It’s disappointing to see the solar thermal sector still continuing to stall despite the RHI being in place and the technology relatively easy to install with over 1000 qualified MCS registered installing businesses (which is slowly decreasing). Although competitive, the photovoltaic market should remain strong with growth in commercial roof tops, I also think the residential market will continue along at the same trajectory.

Q: How is your company cutting its carbon footprint?
All our waste is fully recycled and space heating in one office area is provided by an ASHP.

Stuart Cooper is managing director at SOLFEX energy systems