A solar energy company has been launched in Gloucestershire which, according to the Met Office, is the UK’s sunniest county.
Solar Technology PV Energy is based near Tewkesbury and will create 80 jobs including fitters, administrative, sales and promotional staff.
Managing director Adrian Williams said it was possible to launch the company “because the government has given priority to renewable energy”.
He said it was a good time to install solar panels because of the government’s Feed-in-Tariffs, but added: “The trouble is the scheme may fall victim to cuts, so it’s my advice to get on board now.”
The company aims to carry out at least 25 installations by early next year before rolling out sales across neighbouring counties.