SOLARWATT appoints Wind & Sun distribution partner as demand rises

SOLARWATT, the leading German pioneer of high-performance dual-glass solar PV energy production and storage systems, has appointed Wind & Sun as a distributor in its expansion aimed at bringing advanced renewable-energy generation and management systems to homes across the UK.


The company will work with Wind & Sun, based at Leominster in Herefordshire, so installers and their customers can choose products manufactured by Germany’s leading solar provider. Established in 1984, Wind & Sun has grown to an international level, serving clients around the world. The company’s expert reputation comes from extensive hands-on experience in renewables and developing many new applications for the industry.

Installers can now buy SOLARWATT modules at Wind & Sun, benefiting from fast delivery times and high-quality advice and support. The company will be showing SOLARWATT modules and breakthrough MyReserve storage system at stand C32 at Clean Energy Live 2016 at Birmingham NEC on 4-6 October 2016.

With 23 years’ experience and employing more than 200 people at its leading-edge manufacturing and logistics centre in Dresden, SOLARWATT is committed to expansion following a substantial investment by Stefan Quandt, of the family that owns BMW. Solar power is gaining traction due to international carbon reduction obligations and concerns over energy costs and fuel security – boosted by technology advances such as SOLARWATT’s ground-breaking MyReserve storage system.

Installers and customers respond positively to SOLARWATT’s premium product portfolio and 30-year product guarantees and five-year insurance plans. Fixing energy costs, locking in savings by storing and using energy from solar panels rather than feeding it back into the grid, is set to become more attractive as fossil-fuel prices continue their long-term upward trend.

Working with installation companies, Wind & Sun provides a wide range of renewable-energy products along with system trouble-shooting, training and product knowledge and technical support. Other customers are utilities, corporations, municipal authorities, charities, non-governmental organisations and educational establishments. Having installed the UK’s first grid-connected, solar-powered house, the ISO-certified firm no longer installs, instead acting as distributor, supporting a nationwide network of installers.

Pol Spronck, SOLARWATT’s International Sales Manager, said: “I’m delighted to work with Wind & Sun due to their emphasis on quality in products and service, their commitment to renewables as shown by their innovations and long experience, and their large network of installers.”

SOLARWATT partners benefit from training and certification, close communication, PR and marketing support and branding to ensure they’re equipped to deliver the best possible options whether separately or in complete packages.

As the first supplier of a complete glass-glass solar panel portfolio, SOLARWATT has been recognised by numerous awards and product standards for innovation and quality, winning praise from Which! and receiving the top rating from the EU’s CLEAR Project. The range available to private and commercial markets will soon include intelligent energy management systems, mounting and façade arrangements and veranda and carport systems with optional vehicle recharging, along with dual-glass solar panels, inverters and storage systems.

SOLARWATT bridges the power gap by storing electricity as it’s produced and discharging it at busy times, such as when families need lights and appliances in the morning and evening. Storage means more usable power from solar PV, making renewable energy more flexible, reducing reliance on the grid and cutting costs.

The company’s breakthrough MyReserve storage systems address the long-standing challenge of power provision during low or no sunshine. The modular device is easy to install and increase in capacity, helping customers reduce costs permanently. In Germany, SOLARWATT supplies MyReserve, Energy Manager and a software app for an all-in-one solar PV solution provided by the utility company E.ON in Germany.

Pol Spronck added: “People want to fix energy costs to be independent of utilities. We are keen to hear from quality installers and designers wishing to bring their customers the best, most innovative solar PV module, storage and intelligent energy systems.”

Steve Wade, CEO, Wind & Sun, said: “In the renewable industry, as in anything else, you stand or fall on quality and innovation and those are the qualities we identify strongly at SOLARWATT. We very much look forward to working with Pol and his team.”