WINAICO, Taiwan’s largest PV module brand, was selected to be the module supplier for a large housing project in Berwickshire, Scotland. The plan to install solar on almost 750 residential roofs across Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is Europe’s largest ever crowdfunded solar project. So far over £1 million of the £3.1 million target has already been raised since fundraising began on 31 October 2014.
2.6 MW of WINAICO solar modules are being installed by Oakapple Berwickshire Plc, a company set up by Oakapple Renewable Energy Ltd of Leeds and Edison Energy Ltd of Glasgow. The company, based in Leeds, has been crowdfunding using the investment site Abundance Generation, which allows people to invest in green projects. At present, over 90 systems are operating with an installed capacity of more than 300kWp.
The ‘Oakapple Berwickshire’ scheme sees Oakapple Renewable Energy in its first partnership with Glasgow-based Edison Energy designed to install and operate a pipeline of Scottish Housing Association projects.
“We are very happy that an experienced company like Oakapple has chosen our product to supply Europe’s largest crowdfunded solar project” said Marc Ortmanns, Head of WINAICO European Sales & Marketing. Oakapple Managing Director, David Cockayne, commented on why they chose WINAICO modules, “WINAICO never compromises on quality and provides a great insurance package for commercial projects such as this one which is why we selected their panel over their competitors.”
WINAICO – Manufacturer and system supplier
As a global PV brand based in Taiwan, WINAICO manufactures and distributes crystalline high performance modules worldwide. Furthermore, as a systems house for photovoltaic, WINAICO delivers complete PV system packages.
Target customers include solar specialists, solar technologists, installation specialists and project developers. Installation specialists profit here from the superior product quality of products manufactured in Taiwan in accordance with the highest quality standards, as well as from the comprehensive consultation, planning and maintenance services from WINAICO. Generous stock levels ensure the rapid availability of WINAICO products.