After converting sunshine into energy in every continent of the world, AES Solar are celebrating their 40th birthday milestone.
That’s right, in 2019 AES Solar turned 40 and we’re planning to celebrate our four decades in business through a series of events and promotions while highlighting the long-term benefits of solar energy.
Established in 1979, AES Solar carved a niche within the emerging solar panel market. At the time, thermal panels were the only available technology on the market, used to provide hot water. Later PV panels were introduced to the market with the ability to generate electricity, and with the introduction of government incentives have become more affordable and available resulting in a rise in popularity.
Specialising in solar
Managing director George Goudsmit said: “Forty years is a long time in this industry, and we’ve seen many companies come and go. We’ve specialised in solar from the beginning and it’s all we’ve ever done. As a result, we’ve sold panels all over the world, and our engineers have been invited to speak at conferences as far away as China.
“The fact that we are the longest established solar company in Europe shows how skilled we are as a group, and I’m very proud that in our 40th year we are blazing a trail for solar energy.”
To honour the anniversary the company will host a celebratory event. In-house, staff at AES Solar will take on a number of personal challenges, with other exciting events kept under wraps until further details are confirmed.
Keen to emphasise the environmental benefits of solar energy, the company aim to plant 40 trees on behalf of 40 customers. The company is also keen to organise litter picks or beach clean ups in the local area with involvement from community volunteers.
Involving the community
Commercial director Jamie Di Sotto said: “Giving back to the local area and community involvement has always been particularly important to us. We plan to organise a litter pick with 40 volunteers at one of the local beaches or woodlands. We’re inviting people to get in touch with us if they can help or have a location in mind. This is an issue close to our hearts, and we hope this will raise awareness of climate change and the benefits of solar panels and renewable energy.
“The last forty years are just the beginning. Solar has an exciting future. Batteries are making an appearance, and these allow solar energy to be stored for later use. With electric cars replacing petrol and diesel by 2035, solar power will be even more widespread over the next 40 years.