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London, United Kingdom, 2012/03/22 - Symbol group organisation will provide training, manufacturer distribution discounts and sales and marketing support, allowing installers to be part of a national brand while retaining their independent status.
GreenDeal.net, the UK’s first symbol group for independent solar PV panel and heat pump installers today launched at Ecobuild, alongside its first manufacturer partner, REW Solar.
GreenDeal was set up to champion the deployment of renewable energy products and has already successfully signed up five installers pre-launch, with interest from hundreds more across the country. It aims to give installers the support, training, branding and products they need to build an even more successful business, by combining together to collectively help obtain bulk buying power and some unique renewable energy products. Installers must be of the highest standard to retain membership and regular customer satisfaction surveys will be used to benchmark performance.
Installers will benefit from group buying power through partner manufacturers including REW Solar, ClimateMaster and Helional Solar Thermal Systems. Twenty per cent of GreenDeal’s profits will be allocated to PR and marketing activity, to help drive interest in solar PV and heat pump installations across the country.
The GreenDeal website will allow consumers and businesses considering a solar PV or heat pump installation to connect with local independent installers, providing free business leads to member organisations.
David McCann, managing director of Solar Solutions Malvern is already reaping the benefits of membership before the group has officially launched,“I was delighted to be one of the first independent installers to sign-up. I have already had sales coaching, product training and been able to secure PR coverage in my local newspaper, all through my free membership of GreenDeal.”
The symbol group has also partnered with renewable energy training company The Green College in Birmingham to offer members discounted installer courses in solar systems, renewable energy awareness and heat pump design.
Richard Williams, founder of GreenDeal, believes the government’s Green Deal scheme due to launch on 1st April will drive new interest in renewable solutions for homes and businesses alike and could create up to 250,000 new jobs. “Green Deal is the greatest home improvement initiative since the end of World War II and as such consumer protection will be vital to underpin the success of the Green Deal” said Williams,”We have vetted installers from around the UK & Ireland and manufacturers from across the globe to provide the best possible products and services.”
To celebrate its launch, GreenDeal is currently wavering the normal £499 joining fee for the first 499 installers who sign up. Richard will be on the REW Solar stand (N3410 Opposite Entrance N9)
GreenDeal (GreenDeal.net) brings together the very best manufacturers around the world for an exclusive group of leading installers from across the UK’s green economy, offering a unique service for buyers of photovoltaic solar panels, small-scale wind and hydro electricity generating units, ground or air source heat pumps, solar water heating panels, boilers or CHP units fuelled by wood chips or pellets.
We want to help consumers to take the guesswork away so they have the confidence to generate heat and power by themselves for themselves and when appropriate for others. Our member installers join GreenDeal by promising to offer higher standards of service to create GreenDeal as a recognised brand which will increase scheme our independent installers’ chances of winning future business.