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Solarsense UK and Giulio Barbieri S.r.l announce strategic partnership to drive growth in UK solar carport industry

Friday March 16, 2018

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Solarsense UK and Giulio Barbieri S.r.l have formed a strategic partnership to deliver a bespoke, competitive and high quality solar carport solution to the UK renewable energy market.

A solar carport is a dual purpose, stand-alone structure that provides shelter for vehicles, whilst generating clean, renewable energy from the sun. This free electricity can then be either used on-site and (or) used to charge a fleet of electric vehicles. Alternatively, if installed before 2019 the electricity could also be sold to the national grid via the government feed-in tariff, generating a steady income for 20 years and increasing the returns on initial investment.

Through combining the solar development and management expertise gained from Solarsense, with the elegance and reliability of Giulio Barbieri's outdoor structures, the pair have created a full turnkey design, supply and installation service for commercial and industrial customers throughout the UK.

Since being founded in 1995, Solarsense has completed more than 10,500 residential, commercial and industrial smart energy installations and is responsible for powering some of the UK's leading organisations. The company place great emphasis on the quality of their installations and are proud to have won 18 regional, national and international awards in recognition of their expertise, customer service, and pioneering projects.

Giulio Barbieri S.r.l. was formed in 1990 and since then the elegance and reliability of the structures they offer has led the company to secure the trust of important, prestigious clients including; Hyundai, McDonalds, Panasonic, Bridgestone, the Cannes Festival, the Power Boat P1 and the Football World Cup to name a few. 

Stephen Barrett, Managing Director and founder of Solarsense said; “Not only does this partnership make strategic sense, but our combined forces will be part of accelerating the use of electric vehicles here in the UK. Solar carports are one the fastest growing sources of clean energy and we are excited to be at the forefront of this development.”

With electric vehicle use on the rise in the UK, a solar carport offers a number of added benefits on top of those sought from roof mounted systems. A number of public and high-profile organisations are already exploring solar carport options in order to offer charging for electric vehicle users, generate an income from low grade parking spaces, aesthetically improve their carparks, visibly promote their ‘green’ credentials and provide staff, visitors and their vehicles with a shelter from the elements.

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Solar carports can be installed independently or in conjunction with a roof mounted PV system on your main premises. The solar carport is particularly useful for companies exploring solar options without adequate roof space or with roof spaces filled with vents or skylights, making it difficult to install.

As always, Solarsense take a holistic approach to renewable energy generation and will offer guidance as to what technology best suits your particular business.

Every commercial quotation from Solarsense will include an analysis of your energy usage to provide a realistic demonstration of how much renewable energy can be generated and used on-site and detailed economic efficiency or IRR calculations to ensure you understand when you can expect to break even, the structure of repayments and the overall profitability to your business.

To arrange your free, no obligation quote please fill out the form on our contact us page or call 01275 461 800 to speak to one of our commercial energy specialists.

Alternatively, For more information please visit our solar carport page.

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