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Solartwin again forced to self-censor.

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Solartwin has complied with a bullying instruction by a senior board member of the Solar Thermal Association to withdraw one of their advertisements on the web even though they are not even members of this association. Barry Johnston, MD of Solartwin commented today:

“We were forced to remove the advert because this individual, who apparently contacted us on behalf of his business, holds a lot of influence and because we know what damage this Trade Association had done to us in the past, by for example, their exclusion of our zero carbon solar heating technology from state funded solar installers training material.

“The particular advert was withdrawn even though it was legal, decent, honest and truthful. It invited searchers on google who typed in some of Solartwin’s competitors’ names, to visit the Solartwin website instead, with the strapline “Not that old stuff”.

“This particular wording appears to have been the problem for suppliers of certain older types of solar water heating systems which are pumped using mains electricity, as they seem to know that mains pumped solar heating will soon be regarded as out of date since they are significantly less sustainable product than Solartwin regarding operational carbon footprint.

“We have raised similar censorship and abuse of dominance issues in the past with the office of Fair Trading, but they seem to have higher priorities. So we thought we would just tell the public instead. If you have any comments on whether small businesse such as ours should be forced to self censor to the benefit of competitors, even though we think that seems like is abuse of a dominant position, please let us know under info@generationfit.co.uk.”


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