Viridian Solar has signed a two year national supply deal with Persimmon Homes, one of the largest housing developers in the country, which will install the company’s roof integrated system on homes until the end of 2019. Persimmon operates nationally with 29 regional offices and completed the sale of 15,000 homes in 2016. The exclusive deal means the developer will use the Viridian’s Clearline Fusion solution, with Viridian estimating that Persimmon will install around 2MWp a year of solar PV on their homes. Stuart Elmes, chief executive of Viridian Solar, told Solar Power Portalthese installs would be led by the varying planning requirements of the UK’s various regions. “In Scotland most new homes built under the 2015 regulations now come with solar. In England and Wales, where building regulations are less strict on energy efficiency, it’s still predominantly driven by Local Authorities using their planning powers – for example the Zero Carbon Homes policy in London,” he said.
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