AES Solar and Viridian Solar have partnered up on a tree planting initiative that will see trees planted in Scotland and the developing world.
AES Solar are the first Fusion Forest partner to collaborate with Viridian Solar. The Cambridge based company have planted a tree for every Clearline fusion solar panel bought since July 2020.
The two companies are now combining forces. As a result of every Clearline Fusion solar panel installed by AES Solar, two trees will be planted. The planting will take place by two charities that seek to restore forest ecosystems.
Trees – The Ultimate Multitaskers
Trees for Life is on a mission to rewild the Scottish Highlands. They aim to enable the restoration of the globally unique Caledonian Forest. This Forest once covered much of Scotland. As a result of this ambitious goal, they have planted nearly two million trees to date.
Eden Reforestation Projects operate in Nepal, Mozambique, Haiti, Madagascar, and Indonesia. The charity aims to reduce poverty by employing local people and moreover ensuring the newly planted trees survive to adulthood.
Trees are the ultimate multitaskers. This tree planting initiative will work towards removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere while simultaneously restoring habitats for wildlife, and preventing soil erosion.
The partnership symbolises a successful working relationship between AES Solar and Viridian Solar. Both active members of Solar Energy UK, they have collaborated on a range of projects. For example, contributing to the property that went on to win Grand Designs: House of the year 2018.
Viridian Solar specialises in the new build housing market. It manufactures high-quality roof-integrated solar PV panels and mounting systems. Technically and aesthetically pleasing, their products are the first choice for housing developers, builders and solar installers as the best roof integrated product on the market.
Located at opposite ends of the country, the two companies are prime examples of the innovative British solar industry. In addition to this impact, they have led the way in their respective fields of expertise. This pioneering spirit is evident in the take-up of this partnership.
First Fusion Forest Partner
AES Solar Manging Director, George Goudsmit said: “Becoming the first Fusion Forest Partner is a fantastic opportunity for AES Solar. It is a testament to the strength of the relationship we have developed with Viridian Solar. As a renewables company, we are certainly passionate about the environment. And tree planting has fantastic potential in tackling the climate crisis.
“Our customers know that when they choose Clearline fusion panels installed by AES Solar they are contributing to tackling the climate crisis. From the renewable energy powering their homes to the extra trees in the world.”
Viridian Solar CEO, Stuart Elmes added: “Having worked closely together for many years, we are delighted that AES Solar should become our very first Fusion Forest Partner. We hope that AES Solar’s customers find the combination of Clearline fusion solar panels and tree planting irresistible!”
Established in 1979, AES Solar specialised in the manufacture of solar thermal panels. They have subsequently carved the way as one of the oldest solar companies in Western Europe. Today they offer solar photovoltaic, EV charging and battery storage alongside their solar thermal.
Viridian Solar founded in 2003 established a strong reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality, roof-integrated solar. It launched a successful range of integrated water heating panels in 2007, before moving on to solar photovoltaic versions in 2010.