A MALVERN green energy firm is bucking the economic trend as the number of property owners looking to generate green energy increases. Family-owned renewable energy specialists Solar Solutions has seen a successful 12 months with the firm’s father and son partnership increasing turnover and bringing new jobs to the town.

The firm was launched in 2010 by Malvern businessman David McCann, a former civil servant, who spotted a gap in the renewable energy market and soon brought son Rowan on board as business expanded Over the past year the climate conscious company has grown to employ 16 people and operate as a social enterprise by ploughing 20 per cent of profits into community projects. It has gone on to double turnover and champion new renewable energy sources.

Managing director Mr McCann said: “Our first two years have been hard work but the steady performance of the business, especially in the first six months of this year, has been good to see in such a tough climate. I am delighted we’ve been able to help boost the area’s employment market by adding local expertise to our team.”

News of the Malvern firm’s strong performance follows a Government announcement which said four million UK homes will be powered by the sun within eight years – representing 22,000MW of installed solar power capacity by 2020.