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Our story

Do you ever get frustrated when you know there is a better way, when your experience tells you that money is being wasted and if a different process was followed things could be much better?

We did...

 

We have been a hidden partner, providing contracted O&M services to the industry for over 20 years, and we saw an opportunity for more accurate and transparent reporting, and audit trails that could leverage technology and connectivity to provide accountability across a nationally distributed team of engineers and maintenance workers.

Our experience also taught us that the UK is very different than a lot of the rest of Europe and we have seen first hand that a lot of PV installation has not been optimised for this climate. 

We knew that we could more accurately analyse and understand the risks to output and deliver an O&M solution that was far more accurately provisioned and better optimised, if we did the initial analysis of the site.

 

We ultimately knew we could mitigate the risks at a lower cost to the Asset Manager.

We have a proven O&M solution that has been supporting the industry for over 20 years, combined with a the revolutionary workflow that we have developed and an agile UK wide team of O&M Engineers.

We have grown our service and team to be able to provide Asset Managers with a refreshing new, lower cost approach to O&M.

We would love to tell you more!

 
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Protecting
the environment

Our goal is to reduce to the material requirement of PV O&M by using a ‘repair-not-replace’ approach, achieved through an enhanced understanding of the technology.  

We will ensure that your asset works in harmony with the surrounding eco-system and manage the relationship with its neighbours. 

Working with expert partners, we will deliver a proactive strategy to identify new opportunities, to lower the assets impact on the environment and look to exploit the land it sits on for a positive ecological contribution, with zero risk to the plant’s output.

 
The team
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Darren is responsible for all operational aspects of our service provision. This includes, site survey, workflow, training and the assessment, onboarding and development of our contract partners. With 20 Years in Electrical Installation and PV, there is huge amount of industry change that he has been an integral part of and his approach is that every day brings a new opportunity for further process improvement.

Darren Lewis

Operations Director

Darren Lewis

Operations Director

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Technical Director

Stuart Spiers

Stuart has direct responsibility for all technical, including, monitoring, reporting, analysis, inspections and testing. Stuart has a diverse background that spans over 20 years in PV and Renewable and Project Management across large scale commercial construction, demolition and water supply.

Technical Director

Stuart Spiers

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With 10 years’ experience managing teams, agencies, and partners; Kristine is responsible for the everyday operation aspects of the business. Managing each facet of the business mechanisms, from the specific needs of each individual to the wider team. She is our process lead, driving efficiency and ensuring that teams are facilitated collaboratively, whilst driving change and continuous improvement across the organisation.

Kristine

Pyne

Operations

Manager

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Vicky

Garbett

Finance

Consultant

With over 15 years of commercial finance under her belt, Vicky is here to run the financials and make sure the numbers are accessible to everyone, delivered in a timely manner ensuring the highest of standards.

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A chartered Health and Safety professional and member of IOSH, with more than 25 years’ experience in H&S Management. Derek ensures compliance with company, statutory and regulatory requirements. Elements include ensuring safety compliance of employees; review of procedures and providing recommendations; provision of Health & Safety documentation; CDM duties and investigating accidents and liaising/negotiating with enforcement authorities.

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CMIOSH CMaPS

Health & Safety Consultant

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Richard

Harrison

HR &

Comms

Richard ensures that our agile service provision is constantly maintained through the strategic management of our existing team and the continuous recruitment, onboarding and training of new partners. 

 

Richard is passionate about the way we build and maintain the Solar Group culture with our contract partners to ensure our core values are upheld.

Through a wealth of experience in global organisations, Daniel is keen to apply strategies and techniques to push boundaries within the industry.  He is excited to deliver real value to customers through developing additional capabilities for the business, continuous innovation and solving some of the industry’s most challenging problems.

Daniel

Fettes

Head of Commercial

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Hannah looks after the way we communicate our ideas and developments to our partners and the wider industry.

 

With 10 years agency background she helps us support our customers with key stakeholder communications for environmental projects and other CSR news linked to our service provision.

Hannah Allen

Digital & Creative

 

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