Sundog Energy hires Bill Roberts as managing director

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Integrated U.K. PV firm Sundog Energy has hired Bill Roberts as its new managing director and reshuffled the rest of its management team, reports Solar Power Portal. Roberts will take over the managing director role from Sundog’s founder Martin Cotterell, who has moved into the role of chairman and technical director.

“We are very pleased to have Bill Roberts joining Sundog. He brings a wealth of commercial experience to the company at an exciting time when our business is set to develop in several key directions. The technical and financial case for solar PV has never been better,” said Cotterell.

“Sundog’s solar PV systems should have a place in every home, school and business – saving owners’ money and cutting carbon emissions – and I am looking forward to playing a part in these exciting developments,” added Roberts.

Roberts will juggle his managing director responsibilities with his role as director of another renewable energy company, Solway Energy Gateway. He has also held senior roles at Direct Rail Services in Carlisle and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), where he played a key role negotiating a significant increase in government funding for nuclear clean-up.

Joining Roberts on Sundog’s new-look management team will be a finance manager, operations manager and employees in less senior office and manufacturing roles. They will help with the design and installation of commercial and domestic PV systems, such as the 0.24MWp array installed on the roof of London’s Kings Cross Station.

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