German solar company Wagner & Co has joined forces with AC Solartechnic Ltd. The new joint venture, "Wagner Solar UK", will do business beginning in November from AC Solartechnic´s present site in Sidlesham, near Chichester, West Sussex . The premises provide enough space for the anticipated business expansion. AC Solartechnic founders Carsten Pump and Mark Osborne will be managing and finance directors of the new company. They are joined on the board by Alexander Storek, sales manager from Wagner, Germany.
The Electronics, Sensors and Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network (ESP KTN) says that the UK has the potential to install 4GW of peak generating capacity a year by 2016. This would give excellent export opportunities in a market that is growing at 40% per year.