EH Smith



04 April 2014
EH Smith Builders Merchants, one of the West Midlands’ oldest family businesses and a leading supplier of solar panels in the UK, has been part of a major announcement today by Energy Minister, the Rt. Hon. Greg Barker MP, to turn the region’s factories, supermarkets and schools into “solar hubs” – slashing energy bills and creating a tax-free return on investment.

Speaking alongside the Minister at the opening of SunSolar Energy - a new solar PV manufacturing plant in Oldbury - EH Smith’s Sustainability Director John Cave, who also sits on a Government renewable energy task force, spoke about the huge potential of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to reduce energy bills significantly and create a tax-free income for householders and a significant income stream for businesses, schools, hospitals or any organisation:

“EH Smith believes that Solar PV is a very important part of the future energy mix in the UK. We have been stocking PV since 2010 and have seen tremendous growth in the market over the last few years as rising energy costs, energy security concerns and a commitment to carbon reduction all conspire to drive energy-conscious homeowners and businesses towards increased energy efficiency and on-site renewable energy.

“We have supplied solar panels to thousands of homes, public organisations and businesses across the West Midlands/the UK. As well as slashing energy bills, those home or business owners who install PV panels benefit from a tax-free, index-linked investment with a return of around 10% year-on-year for 20 years, making solar power not just the right choice from an energy efficiency perspective, but from a financial one too.”

During the event, the Minister said:

“There is massive potential to turn our large buildings into power stations – just as the Midlands have done - and we must seize the opportunity this offers to boost our economy.

“Solar not only benefits the environment, it has the potential to create thousands of jobs across the region and deliver the clean and reliable energy supplies that the country needs at the lowest possible cost to consumers.”

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