Galashiels based Renew Green Energy has doubled its staff numbers in the last year and recorded a five-fold rise in turnover over the same period and has further growth plans for 2015 and beyond.
Having installed Renewable technologies exclusively for the Scandinavian home company fjordhus for over 10 years, in 2010 Craig Richardson and Brian Middleton decided to offer their services direct to customers to install renewable energy solutions for homes and businesses across the Borders, central Scotland and Northern England.
Today the company is now one of the largest renewable energy companies in the Southern Scotland, fantastic news for a local business.
Since the creation of Renew Green Energy Ltd, it has experienced rapid growth as demand for the biomass boilers, solar thermal and solar photovoltaic technologies, and air source and ground source heating pumps, mechanical and heat recovery solutions, with these technologies moving from a niche position to the mainstream market on both the home, commercial, services and agricultural markets.
This growth has been in part due to the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the on-going Feed -In-Tariffs which promotes the use of sustainable power generation and offers incentives to customers to help get these systems set up.
The growth has also been supported by an increase in the home building market, small and medium sized business latching on to the opportunities and a more general increase in awareness of the benefits that these technologies offer.
As a result, Renew Green Energy’s staff numbers have doubled in the last 12 months as has the number of experienced subcontractors who work exclusively with Renew Green Energy.
Renew Green Energy co-founder, Brian Middleton, said: “Renewable energy is no longer a fringe technology and we are seeing huge demand for sustainable solutions from commercial and domestic customers across Southern Scotland and Northern England.
“Interest in Renewable technologies from both the domestic and commercial market is at an all time high.
“This is in part driven from Government based grants and incentives such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed-In-Tariffs which means the installations are become paid for over a number of years, and for the right solution can provide a regular income.”