Last call for solar directory


Cornwall Development Company (CDC) and Cornwall Council are making a last call for local companies to register for free with the online local solar supply chain directory.

CDC has developed a local supply chain directory, which will feature local companies that offer services that can assist both large commercial solar developers and domestic installers.

The online directory is due to be launched in mid January – so companies that have not yet registered their interest are being urged to get in touch now.

More than 100 companies attended the solar supply chain event, arranged by CDC and Cornwall Council earlier this month. The event provided local suppliers the opportunity to find out how they can capitalise on the solar interest in the county and register with the online local supply chain directory.

The event also provided an opportunity to hear from Adrian Lea, manager of the natural resources planning team at Cornwall Council.

He said: “It’s really important that local businesses understand what the opportunities are for them, when solar farms are developed in Cornwall. A lot of the emphasis to date has been on the solar developer interest, but these developers will require critical support from mechanical and electrical engineering, fencing, landscaping, through to plant hire.

“All these services can be provided locally and we are keen to get the message out there so local businesses engage with the developers at the right stage of the planning process.”

Companies interested in registering with the local solar supply chain should contact Nina Matthews at CDC by December 24.