Highlands solar power firm sets up new base in Edinburgh for Central Belt expansion

Jamie Di Sotto
Jamie Di Sotto

A Highlands-based solar manufacturer and installation company has set up a new base in Edinburgh.

The company whose head office and manufacturing facility is based in Forres, Moray made the decision to branch out after securing new work in the Central Belt.

Jamie Di Sotto, commercial director at AES Solar said it was the next step to ensure the company continues to grow.

He said: “AES Solar already does a significant amount of commercial work in the central belt and throughout Scotland, so opening an office to build our presence and customer base in the region was the next natural step in our growth.”

“It makes operational sense to have a base in Edinburgh as we regularly travel from Forres to the central belt for industry or client meetings.”

AES Solar has been involved in a number of landmark projects such as the first ever domestic solar thermal/PV roof installation in the UK in 1995, and more recently has carried out work on a project on the royal estate at Balmoral.

AES Solar also has strong links with Heriot-Watt University and recently worked on an international research project with the university where panels made in their factory were tested in varying weather conditions – in the heat of Dubai and in the opposite extreme of a deep freeze facility within the Edinburgh-based campus.

30 Jan 2018

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