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Changing landscape for renewables sector

There have been quite significant changes in the area of renewable energy in recent months – not least the rather severe cutting back of government financial support for new installations.

This has had a direct and almost immediate impact on many companies operating in this sector, as politicians were warned when they announced each of the changes.

It has meant a noticeable number of installers have gone out of business and more will do so. We were saddened this week to learn that a well-known company in our area was the latest victim. Llani Solar, based in Llanidloes, Mid Wales, has been forced to shut its doors and has gone into liquidation.

7Energy managing director, Martin Dowley, said: "We take no pleasure at all in seeing another good company defeated by dramatic changes to what has been a successful and growing sector. We wish everyone who worked at or with Llani Solar the best for the future.

"In the meantime our concern is for their former customers who have been foresighted enough to invest in the various forms of renewable energy systems they sold. We don't want anyone to think that renewable products risk being unsupported – that would be another unecessary brake on the inevitable and necessary spread of renewables.

"At 7Energy we have a team trained and accredited to install, service and repair all kinds of systems, from boilers to solar PV, solar thermal, heat pumps, power storage and more. Because we're one of the longer established companies in this region and have a solid business base, we can offer reassurance that we'll be available to them for years to come to support their products and we're happy to talk to anyone who would like to know more about us."

7 Energy features on the HETAS searchable register of approved installers at www.hetas.co.uk and can provide its full range of services to homes and businesses in and around Llanidloes, Llandrindod Wells, Welshpool, Newtown, Caersws, Builth Wells, Aberystwyth, Machynlleth and beyond.

Published 21.04.16