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Entrepreneurial Support

Our building, the ‘Renewable Energy Works’ has all the facilities required to help a one-man start-up business become a fully fledged operation.

GB-Sol has its roots in a University Spin-out two decades ago, so we understand the difficulties faced by entrepreneurs when first starting out.

Not only do we offer the practical necessities of flexible desk space, we provide access to experimental space, conference room, IT, workshop and offloading equipment, and of course like-minded people to share a discussion over the kettle!

 We have the most experience to offer in the field of Energy, but anything within the environmental and engineering sphere would have commonality with our community. We have links to local and global universities, and can act as R&D provider in collaborative research.

We also have a large outdoor space that can be made available for experimental use and demonstrations, and we have a wide network of local contacts who can provide services and collaborations.

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Local School Learns About PV Slate Installation

This week, GB-Sol had a special visit from pupils at Hawthorn High School. Working with Newydd Housing Association, they are designing a digital bench at a Pontypridd Church. It will provide a sheltered place for the homeless to sleep, and include USB charging facilities powered by solar.

The students brought along their roof frame and GB-Sol’s PV Product Manager, Lloyd Symonds, taught the school pupils how to install the PV Slates. These were fixed to the South elevation with natural slates on the opposite pitch.

A special charging pack was designed including two USB ports and an LED light. This will be connected to a battery to allow use of the electricity outside of daylight hours.

GB-Sol work on all sorts of unique projects, if you’d like our can help with yours, please get in touch.

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The Biggest Solar Panel Yet

This week, GB-Sol succeeded in manufacturing the largest module in its 20 year solar manufacturing history.

GB-Sol are always keen to take on any challenge and producing a panel bigger than ever before was especially interesting. Each panel measuring 3.1m x 1.4m was composed of two layers of 6mm glass. They weighed over 120kg and required specialist equipment to transport around the factory.

Each one contained 90 solar PV cells providing 425Wp.

If you have any unusual solar PV requirements, GB-Sol are here to come up with a solution. Please get in touch today.

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