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The Solarsense Story

 

1995

First Solarsense office set up by Stephen Barrett, Managing Director

 

2000

Solarsense UK Limited formed

Larger premises secured in Long Ashton, North Somerset

 

2001

Richard Simon joins Solarsense UK Limited as Technical Director

 

2005

Solarsense visit Uganda on first charity project

 

2008

First Government renewable energy incentive introduced

Solarsense visit Senegal on second charity project to install remote clinic lighting for 10 villages in the southern region

 

2010

Larger premises secured in Backwell, North Somerset

UK’s largest privately owned PV system switched on - Worthy Farm, Glastonbury

Solarsense visit India on third charity project to install solar PV system and lighting for Bishop Bexel Orphanage

 

2011

Solarsense awarded Renewable Energy Association: “Company of the Year”

First Zero-Carbon school in Europe completed - Montgomery School, Exeter

Solarsense visit Ethiopia to install solar powered medical vaccination fridge at Beso Medical Centre

 

2012

Solarsense acquire 5 acre site adjacent to offices creating the Solarsense Technology Park

 

2013

North Somerset Bees swarm to Solarsense Technology Park as part of the wider biodiversity aim

 

2014

UK’s largest local authority rooftop PV system completed - North Acre Resource Recovery Centre

Solarsense awarded £59k grant for Zero Carbon Office & Training Centre

Solarsense awarded Regen South West: “Installer of the Year”

 

2015

Solarsense celebrates 20 Years in operation

10,000+ completed projects milestone passed

Solarsense reconfigure senior management team to support large scale commercial Solar PV sector

Moorhouse Lane Solar Park officially opened by Mayor of Bristol

Solarsense awarded "UK Installer of the Year" - Solar Power Portal Awards

Solarsense awarded “Project of the Year” - Renewable Energy Association

Solarsense awarded "Green Business of the Year" - Business Leader Awards

Solarsense awarded “Environmental Business of the Year” - Bristol Post Awards

 

2016

Solarsense awarded Renewable Energy Association: “Project of the Year” for the second year running

Stephen Barrett, Managing Director awarded "Environmental Hero" award at Bristol Post Awards

Stephen Barrett, Managing Director short-listed for "Green Leader" category in European Green Capital Awards

Solarsense successfully install first SMA export limitation system

First MW roof-mounted solar PV system installed

Sir Ed Davey officially opens Ham Lane Solar Park, Bristol's second community-owned solar park

Solarsense visit Madagascar to install solar PV for Bristol Zoological Society's research centre and local community

 

2017

Solarsense move into new Zero Carbon Office

Printwaste project won environmental award category in National BSIA Security Business Awards

Solarsense obtain Tesla Powerwall certification