Solar Energy Company to Create 100 Jobs in Bridgend
Thursday, 26th January 2012A welcome boost for building services as a solar energy company says it is creating 100 jobs in new facilities in Bridgend as part of a major expansion into Wales. The Green Home Company, the UK's largest solar panel installer, is creating 50 employee posts now, with plans to double its workforce by the end of February. The company hopes that its new operations hub at Bridgend will bring new jobs and investment to the region. It follows news that the UK government has lost its legal appeal over attempts to block subsidies for the industry. The Green Home Company, which is based in Maidstone, Kent, will serve customers across Wales and the South-West. It starts work in South Wales with an initial team of 80, which is made up of 30 trainers and managers and 50 new jobs. Alan Proto, Founder and Executive Chairman of TGHC, said: “The fact that we continue to grow in spite of the recent political uncertainty represents a real success story for the industry. It is possible for householders to earn a 10 percent return on investment from the purchase of solar panels, even with a new lower FiT rate.” Following the news from the High Court, Porto stated: “We are positive about the future of the solar industry in the UK and believe it can flourish and play an important part in meeting out renewable energy targets and our news is a tangible sign of a positive future for the sector”. "We are thrilled to have launched our new operations in Bridgend so that more people in the south-west region can benefit from our solar installations."