Mansell launches solar power division

Published:  20 June, 2011

LONDON: Mansell, the building firm owned by Balfour Beatty, has set up a new division to cash in on the market for photovoltaic panels for existing homes and properties.

Mansell Renewables will offer a one-stop service for the design, funding, installation and maintenance of roof-mounted photovoltaic panels.

Installation and the service are free of charge to the property owner and end user or tenant in return for Mansell Renewables collecting the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Feed-in Tariff (FiT).

The FiT scheme guarantees minimum payments for all electricity generated through renewable sources at a property, plus additional payments for any surplus electricity exported back in to the national grid. The Mansell Renewables solution is designed as an alternative to direct procurement and receipt of the FiT by the landlord.

Mansell's affordable housing director, Marcus Keys, said: "Mansell Renewables allows us to offer an enhanced service, utilising the benefits of the Government's Feed-in Tariff Scheme as well as the Renewable Heat Incentive and Green Deal initiatives.

"This represents an exciting new opportunity for Mansell in line with our growth strategy and aspirations for the housing business as a whole."

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