Commercial and residential solar energy provider, Premier Solar group of companies, has become one of Australia’s largest installers of solar PV systems following the recent acquisition of Solar Shop Australia’s business and assets from appointed receivers, Ferrier Hodgson.
Included in the acquisition was Solar Shop Australia’s commercial arm, Commsolar, as well as Australia’s only solar specific finance organisation, Solar Financial Solutions, making Premier Solar one of the strongest and most diverse solar businesses in the nation.
Premier Solar Group Director, Daniel Cobb, said the organisation was proud to have added one of the country’s most recognised solar organisations and its people to its group of companies.
“Solar Shop Australia has been at the forefront of the solar industry for more than a decade, providing thousands of households and businesses with tailor made solar solutions and introducing many of the top solar panels to the Australian market,” Mr Cobb said.
“Despite facing challenging times in recent months, Solar Shop Australia remains one of the country’s largest solar providers, with an extensive national network.
“We don’t shy away from the fact that it’s been a difficult time for our staff and customers, but rest assured our dedicated team are working around the clock to honour its commitments to existing customers and have put a lot of energy into refining our business operations moving forward.”
Mr Cobb said Premier Solar had been built on the principle of sustainable growth.
“We recognise the long-term potential of clean, green energy in Australia and understand the extensive opportunities that the industry presents,” he said.
“There will always be a place for residential solar, however bringing Solar Shop and its associated businesses into our group positions us for the market shift towards larger scale commercial solar and clean energy power generation, including solar farms.”
Solar Shop Australia General Manager, Kevin Whelan, said joining Premier Solar was the dawn of a new era for Solar Shop Australia.
“We are proud to be on board with Premier Solar, which has not only established itself as a savvy and innovative player in the national solar market, but also shares the same values and passion for quality products and customer service as Solar Shop,” Mr Whelan said.
“Premier Solar has already demonstrated its strong belief in Solar Shop Australia with its decision to maintain the brand, retain the skills and expertise within Solar Shop’s team and by keeping the core of the business firmly based in South Australia.
“The combination of Solar Shop’s unparalleled solar expertise and national network, with Premier Solar’s broad-based and sustainable business structure, places us in a strong position for growth in this rapidly changing market.
“We are not here to just survive within Australia’s exciting clean energy future, we have every intention to thrive.”
Premier Solar remains committed to helping the Australian community achieve the 20 per cent renewable energy target by 2020.
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