British Solar Technology Innovators, Filsol Solar Ltd, Ceased Trading on 29 February 2012
Filsol Solar Ltd will be wound up after 33 years of innovating and trading in solar.
At the time of writing (1300H 1/3/2012) the Filsol website is still up but phones are not being answered.
All we know so far is:
Finance: Harris Lipman to wind up voluntary liquidation.
Creditors: 20 March is the meeting on affairs for creditors.
Barry Johnston, Managing Director of Solar Twin Ltd commented today:
“I am very angry about this news. Government is fiddling while some of Britain’s best inventive talent in renewable energy is being shut down. This is truly bleak moment for the UK green energy scene. and for the many inventive and committed individuals who have been affected in England and Wales.
“UK renewable heat suppliers have been warning DECC that this, in places, fragile, sector was in need of steady, rather than whimsical and erratic policymaking. DECC knew that playing hot-cold was a sure way to extinguish the types of companies who have invested in future UK-made products, rather than just running with today’s crowd of importers of dull, bog-standard stuff.
“Filsol Solar were a prime example of the very best of UK innovators. They tried things out, they assessed ideas, they may have not got everything right, nobody can, because they appear to have turned down first refusal of the Solartwin technology, which we were then lucky enough to be offered, but, like us, they constantly invested in R&D and innovation.
“Among its numerous innovations, Filsol solar pioneered roof integrated tile-like solar panels for both thermal and photovoltaic applications and appeared to be on the brink of launching a new solar thermal heating R&D project.
“The UK government need to do all they can to promote homegrown research, development and manufacture in renewable energy. Last month I counted a total of 7 UK SME’s involved in manufacturing renewable heating products in UK. This total has fallen to 6. How long will it be before the UK government recognises that we need to rekindle the industrial revolution in UK, but this time not with coal, but with renewables?”
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