On Thursday 14th September, SunWorks hosted their first-ever solar community event at The Pavillion, Liberty Warf.
The evening merged with the end of the Jersey Air Display overhead and was attended by SunWorks protect customers, building professionals, representatives from leading Solar Technology companies, and special guests from Government representing the Minister for Energy and Climate Change.
The first event of its kind in Jersey, this special occasion brought together like-minded individuals to meet the SunWorks team, engage with local government, and hear from industry experts.
SunWorks owners and senior management team, Mark and Ian Brandon, presented the opening and closing speeches, providing a history of the company to date and some insight to the plans for the business, to include exciting new additions to the offering including full re-roofing with solar and energy optimisation solutions.
Representatives from Government of Jersey’s cabinet office attended to show their interest in learning more about local renewable deployment.
After a short break, the audience heard from two UK guests: Segen, the UK’s largest provider of components to the Solar industry, was represented by their UK Business Development Director, Paul Gregory, who demonstrated the rapid growth within the Solar industry over the past decade.
Richard Fuell, UK sales manager for Solar tech giants SolarEdge, gave a fascinating insight to developments in Solar technology, most notably the potential for decentralized energy generation and storage.
Richard added: “I had the privilege to attend the Sunworks event in Jersey last week. The main thing I took away from the event was the word Opportunity.
“Jersey has the opportunity to lead the way in the deployment of solar systems and become completely sustainable with the energy generation and usage.
“Never before around the world has the energy market been of interest or significance. As we move forwards in time, our energy demand is increasing, we are moving towards electrification with heating, transportation and decarbonising the way we generate power. Sunworks are an asset to the global solar industry and are leading the way in the transition to renewable energy all over Jersey. As the news is dominated by the effects of Climate change all around the world, each and every person can install solar panels on their homes and businesses and feel proud they are doing their bit towards the climate emergency.”