THE UNIQUE POSITION that a Moray firm has in the solar energy industry has once again been recognised by their being selected for an EU-wide promotional project.
Forres firm AES Solar has received £250,000 in funding to provide its expertise in the design of solar thermal and solar PV systems.
Now the longest running solar thermal manufacturer in Western Europe, the firm will work alongside researchers and companies who specialise in other renewable measures in seven other member EU states as part of the Heat4Cool project.
Grant Feasey, senior design engineer with AES Solar, said he was delighted to be working on the project: “I’m thoroughly enjoying the work on the Heat4Cool project – it is fantastic that we have been selected and are able to contribute our expertise.
“It’s a real accolade for us that we were the solar company that were selected to represent solar from thousands of companies and researchers in the whole of Europe. It just reaffirms that AES Solar are the experts when it goes to solar installations.”
Grant has attended one meeting in Brussels and will soon be heading to Bilbao for the next project gathering. He added: “The purpose of the project is to create a fully integrated system using all the different renewable measures available, making them work together in the best way.
“It means we are working with high level partners across Europe and are networking with top industry players. It will also give us new expertise in other renewable energies and will mean that we can identify more opportunities for the business.
“One of the most exciting parts of the project for us is that will be working on four buildings throughout Europe.
“Two are actual homes and two are test centres. We will be physically installing systems in these premises to test the technologies we are developing with the other partners on the project. The idea being that by the end of the project there will be one super, fully integrated renewable system that can be replicated across Europe.”