According to MCS (the Microgeneration Certification Scheme), solar panel installations increased by 114% in Q1 2023, from the same period in 2022, with demand growth set to continue according to the certification body.
Targeting UK growth
Currently, the majority of solar PV installed in the UK comes from outside the EU, with around 80% of all solar panels and materials produced in China, despite solar tariffs imposed in 2018 and 2022.
Founded in 2007, Recom Technologies’ top tier products, including PV modules, cells, inverters, and EV chargers, are designed and engineered in Europe. Launching its groundbreaking Black Tiger PV module range in June, hailed as the highest-performing panel on the global solar market, the France-based manufacturer is looking to the UK for growth.
Managing Director of Recom UK Jon Camp said: “There is a huge opportunity for solar installations in the UK, and we want to support the supply of high-quality, EU-manufactured products. At any given time, we keep 25mw of stock of PV solutions in Rotterdam ready to be shipped, which allows us to supply solar solutions to anywhere in the UK with a short turnaround time.”
Jon, who has previously led major environmental innovation projects in the global petrochemical sector also has an eye on the commercial and solar farms market. “Recom is the only Bloomberg Tier One accredited solar PV manufacturer in Europe,” Jon explains. “The growth of the solar market is increasingly attractive to investors, and we are ideally placed to support investors of large-scale projects.”
Supporting UK customer base
As part of the UK launch, Recom UK has planned a series of keynote speaker sessions and is a main exhibitor and sponsor at Solar & Storage Live 2023, where the manufacturer will be showcasing its market-leading range of PV modules and renewable energy solutions.
Jon continues: “Since we launched our UK operations, we have been pleasantly surprised by how many inbound enquiries we have received from wholesalers, investors, and installers looking for high-performance European sourced solar panels.
‘The solar PV market in the UK is set to continue to grow at pace. We are investing in UK-based storage and logistics to be able to supply the demand with a faster turnaround. We are listening to the market and working hard to support our growing customer base in the UK.”