The past month has been filled with high profile news at SunGift, and a particular highlight for me was taking our solar van along to the BBC’s Energy Day at Media City in Manchester, where I discussed energy policy with Ed Davey and was featured on Radio 5 Live (see more below).

I’ve also spent time visiting the Watt factory in Poland, ensuring that one of our newest suppliers match SunGift high standards (see below), and I’ve been please to see further evidence

in the media that renewable energy is not only growing in popularity but also that governments and big investors are taking notice. While news is out that the US military are using solar cells in their rucksacks to recharge their radio batteries, last week a UK investment group created a £220 million fund to buy eight UK solar farms and more than £550 million has recently been invested in UK wind farms.

This is great news for renewable energy and shows that, while many of us have been advocates for many years, big players who can really help move the industry forward are realising that renewables are the choice of the future.

In this months’ SunGift News, you can also read more about how we made the final of the UK Solar Power Portal Awards, the 50 kW PV system we’ve installed for Air Control Industries, the first electric BMW, more about our biomass installations and products, and solar PV installer Adam Ogden.

Feed-in Tariff rates still high…but due to drop soon
And, don’t forget, if you (or indeed the business you work for) is interested in solar PV, the Feed-in Tariff for 50 kW systems is due to drop by at least 3.5% soon and the tariff for smaller systems could be reduced too…so – with exceptional returns on investment of up to 20 per cent per annum – now is a great time to get a requote and get your system installed by us.

Gabriel Wondrausch
Managing Director