UK solar distributor Midsummer Energy says its sales figures have doubled in the last year on the back of negotiating key supply partnerships.

Earlier this year Midsummer became an official SolarEdge distribution partner, adding the company’s range of inverters to other products from the likes of Hanwha Q CELLS, Growatt, Myenergi and Solfit.

Jamie Vaux, commercial director at Midsummer, said the company had also placed a more strategic focus on battery storage, bringing in a dedicated technology engineer in order to cater for demand.

C&I solar and battery storage markets are also remaining strong, Vaux said, boosted by greater demand for higher output mono modules.

“There are sensible returns available at the commercial scale now and the substantial panel price drops this year have helped with that. We keep strong stocks of tier one poly, but since the gap between mono PERC and poly continues to close I think that increasingly people will weigh up the hardware and labour saving of a higher output panel and we'll see more mono in commercial PV.”

The firm also landed a lucrative supply contract from energy supplier E.On to help provide for its domestic solar-plus-storage business, launched to much fanfare last year.

Midsummer Energy is just one of more than 80 exhibitors at this year’s Solar & Storage Live exhibition, which runs from 16 – 18 October 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC. More information on the exhibition and details on how to register entirely for free can be found here.

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