If you switch on the news in the UK this week you will be aware that all we are hearing about are hosepipe bans and the threat of having the coldest May for a 100 years, not to mention the ever-present uncertainty that continues to cloud the solar PV industry. Bring on some good news!
One of SMA’s top performing distributors, Alternergy, have certainly delivered some ‘gigawatt’ sized good news. They have recently received the ultimate accolade, Investec’s Hot 100 number one company in the UK proving the future of the PV market, UK weather aside, is indeed sunny.
Rising star in the solar PV industry
Alternergy entered the solar PV sector in 2006 and the organisation has grown at an astonishing rate.
Founder of Alternergy, Rajiv Bhatia, puts its success down to the achievements of his team and his suppliers. During an interview Rajiv told me: “We have worked hard over the last six years and I am so proud of the team. It is an amazing achievement.” Rajiv continued: “Alternergy are honoured to be proactive advocates of SMA products. Not only do the products speak for themselves but the flexibility and support we have received from SMA combined with their understanding of the market and ability to react to issues has been instrumental to where we are today.”
In 2011, SMA Solar UK recognised the growth that Alternergy had achieved and the commitment that Rajiv and his team had shown to the PV industry and appointed them as one of their key distribution partners.
Investec Hot 100
Investec analysed the fastest-growing, privately-owned organisations in the UK in association with Real Business and have now published the Hot 100 list. This research provides hope that the UK continues to develop world-class businesses that will be global players of the future. It is clear that entrepreneurial spirit is still very strong in the UK.
Key to success
The key messages coming through loud and clear in the findings of Investec’s research are ‘delivering exceptional customer service’, ‘innovation’, ‘focus’, ‘investment’ and ‘team’. SMA are proud to be able to align all of those attributes to both their products, their people and their future, enabling SMA and their distributors to achieve outstanding performance.
SMA Solar UK have an exceptional collaboration with their distribution network and we are simply glowing with pride to hear that Alternergy has received this prestigious award and we are equally proud to have played our part in this award-winning ‘dream team’.
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