Today we are announcing the acquisition of solar and storage installation business Wessex ECOEnergy, taking a big step towards our ambition to be the UK’s go-to company for all things solar.
Solar is experiencing a surge right now. Not only did small scale solar PV installs double in 2022, they’ve increased 114% in the first three months of 2023 versus the same period last year. As people look to cut their carbon and their energy costs, this tech that harnesses the power of the sun is coming into its own.
Meaning there could not be a better time to bring Wessex ECOEnergy on board as part of the Good Energy group.
Established in 2014, Wessex is a Dorchester-based trusted provider of solar and storage installs to homes and businesses in the South West. It is MCS, RECC and Tesla Energy Certified and completed 155 installs in 2022.
The acquisition follows that of Igloo Works in December 2022, which saw Good Energy become a heat pump installer. We have since tested solar installations too, in addition to launching our smart export tariffs and Power for Good, with the latest development seeing the next stage in supercharging our solar services.
Good Energy is fast becoming the UK’s go-to all-in-one solar service companyNigel Pocklington, CEO, Good Energy
Nigel Pocklington, CEO, Good Energy, said: “Good Energy is fast becoming the UK’s go-to all-in-one solar service company. We have the second largest solar generating customer base, paid out a record amount for solar power last year and have launched market-leading smart export tariffs. Bringing Wessex into the business accelerates our solar and storage installations business, as the solar surge continues.
“Not only does Wessex ECOEnergy’s purpose align with Good Energy’s, its premium, trusted positioning in the South West aligns with Good Energy too.”
Daniel Cole, Director and Co-founder, Wessex ECOEnergy said: “Solar power and storage is going to be a crucial technologies for cutting the UK’s carbon and addressing climate change, so it is superb to see it surge in popularity.
“Having grown our business through trust and word-of-mouth, completing some of the UK’s biggest and most diverse residential and commercial installs, now is the perfect time to take it to the next stage. Joining forces with a company with the green credentials and long history of innovation that Good Energy has means we can build on everything we have achieved to date.”
“We can’t wait to get going with the Good Energy team to help customers cut their carbon and their energy bills.”