REI: What have you got planned for the next 12 months? BM: We plan to expand our range of solar panels as we look to incorporate our state-of-the-art Cello Technology into more of our designs. There are other innovations in the pipeline as we look to push boundaries to make sure our panels are always best in class. From storing power and reducing waste, to making sure the cell absorbs every last drop of energy, we’ve got some exciting announcements to come….
What do you see as the growth area for renewables? On the commercial front, we can expect to see growth in the number of small/medium sized businesses adopting solar with the aim of cutting costs and becoming more energy efficient. The residential sector – especially new developments – is an interesting area to watch too. As solar becomes increasingly efficient and less costly, developers have started adding energy solutions to their designs. At the same time, homeowners across Europe are becoming more committed to reducing their impact on the planet.
How is your company cutting its carbon footprint? We are working towards our green mantra – ‘Life’s good when it’s green’. We want to reduce the environmental impact of product development, production and distribution whilst enhancing the efficiency of our resources, recycling efforts and management of hazardous materials. As part of this, we are committed to reducing greenhouse gases emitted in the production and over the lifetime of our products by 150,000 tons by the year 2020.