UK based specialist PV manufacturer Romag will introduce its new ‘BIPV Partnership Programme’ for specialist PV installers at this week’s Solar Power UK exhibition in Birmingham, designed to encourage installers to take advantage of the growing BIPV market in the UK.
The programme provides tailored support and resources for installers focusing on roof and building integrated PV solutions. Offering opportunities to improve skills, reach wider audiences and diversify, the network is aimed at both new and experienced BIPV installers in new build and retrofit markets.
Phil Murray, Deputy Chief Executive, at Romag, said: “As a manufacturer we have noticed an increasing demand for roof and building integrated PV products and can see the wealth of opportunities that these types of products offer. With an ever growing focus on sustainable construction, via The Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM for commercial buildings, we strongly believe that BIPV is the future of the solar industry and that we are well positioned to lead the way.
“We understand that BIPV presents different challenges for installers and want to support the adoption of these newer technologies by offering training and technical support. Equally important is the sales and marketing support available to help secure the contract as well as sales leads generated through our CPD sessions and loyalty rebates for regular purchases.
“By partnering with installers we hope to help raise the profile of BIPV and work together to make the most of the predicted 4.6GW of BIPV installations over the next five years!”
Recent research, published in The Telegraph, highlighted that solar panels are one of the three biggest 'deal-sealers' when home owners decide whether to buy a property or not. As a result Romag’s popular solar tiles, offering a more aesthetically pleasing alternative for new builds and reroofing, have already been specified by many of the leading house builders.
Serving the PV market since 2004, Romag is a leading glass processor based in County Durham in the North East of England offering a wide range of PV solutions including standard modules, solar tiles, whole roof PV and building integrated glass/glass laminates.
Romag plans to officially launch its new partner programme on the 2 October and roll this out throughout the UK in the coming months. Interested partners can call 01207 500 000, or visit stand B42 at SPUK to find out more about Romag’s new BIPV Partner Programme.