Clean energy company Good Energy has recognised a growing appetite for solar generation with over 250,000 UK-based households considering a solar installation by 2026.

Running alongside this statistic, Good Energy also said that across 2022, solar installations doubled to over 130,000 with the primary incentive to switch to the technology being to avoid exposure to high energy prices.

This coincides with data released in February 2023 by Solarsense. The firm recorded a 400% increase in the number of commercial enquiries it had for solar installations from the manufacturing sector in 2022.

Solarsense noted there was rising interest from the commercial sector across the board, with telecommunications and data centres, food and beverage, warehousing and distribution all showing increased interest, but manufacturing and engineering stood out as the biggest growth sector.

Good Energy, via the recent acquisition of solar installer Igloo Works late last year, is aiming to capitalise on this growing interest having successfully completed its first domestic rooftop solar installation. Although operating in the heat pump space, Igloo Works provides Good Energy with a platform to expand its services and scale solar PV installations.

“As a major supporter of households with solar for many years, this is a great moment for Good Energy. Not only can we provide customers with the digital services and export tariffs to make a solar install stack up, we can now provide the tech itself too,” said Nigel Pocklington, CEO of Good Energy.

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