THE DAYS OF standard size and shaped plain-white solar panels appear to be numbered thanks the ingenuity of a Moray-based renewable energy firm.
Forres-based AES Solar has revealed a new custom-built panel range that can be shaped or altered to accommodate difficult roof areas – and that includes them being any colour that will blend in with its surroundings.
The reshaping and colouring of the panels to meet specific design requirements will not, however, reduce their ability to gather energy or their output performance.
AES Solar’s chief executive officer George Goudsmit established the firm in 1979 – and has been a pioneer in the industry ever since.
Explaining the new ‘Endurance’ range he told insideMoray that so far there has been no requests for Tartan panels: “The team love a challenge that lifts them above the routine.
“It was their ideas that led to the development of this value added service – and word has spread quickly of what is possible. I am pleasantly surprised at the number of enquiries received but no-one has yet asked for outrageous colours, but I suspect it is only time.
“The unique system was recently used by Solar Kingdom in their shortlisted project for the prestigious Solar Power Portal Awards. It was nominated for the Best Residential PV Project, and AES Solar manufactured two custom built panels that fit snugly in to the roof hips.
“We have just been jointly shortlisted for the Sustainable Scotland Award at the upcoming Scottish Green Energy Awards in December.”
George added that he is determined to keep providing opportunities to further develop his team to embrace the positive changes decarbonising the economy will bring.
With the Scottish Government expected to introduce challenging targets as a result of the Paris Climate Agreement, AES, he insists, are well placed to respond to this new landscape.
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