2015 has been a very busy year in the world of Sasie Ltd.
Over the past 12 months our installation team have been kept busy with all kinds of renewable technology installations, with this year’s projects including a 50kWp solar PV installation for BMW and a 75kWp system for New College Nottingham, as well as a number of multi-technology projects in London. The younger members of our team have now completed their apprenticeships and are becoming experienced team players, having also built up their skills in solar thermal, biomass and air and ground source heat pump installations in addition to PV. Furthermore, Sasie have been heavily involved in the Remourban project, a 5 year project running in three European cities. The intention is to show the world what is possible in terms of district heating, and Sasie are one of a number of companies completing the research and installation of an expansion of Nottingham’s district heating system.
Following our commitment to training and development of young people, Sasie have supported a total of 55 young women on an Erasmus+ funded trip to Wildpoldsried in Germany to learn the background and principles of renewable energy. With the intention of encouraging more women and girls into engineering and science based careers, the students completed the Level 3 Award in the Rational Use of Renewable Energy alongside daily visits and excursions to local renewable energy sites and places of interest. In 2016 we will be taking another 145 students, in three groups!
The latter part of 2015 has been plagued by upcoming changes in Government policy surrounding the Feed-in Tariff, the main incentive for renewable electricity microgeneration (particularly solar photovoltaic). The Feed-in Tariff has been instrumental to the growth and development of the renewable energy market and has been responsible for the large uptake in solar PV technology across the country. Finally yesterday, after 4 months of uncertainty, we were informed of what the Feed-in Tariff rates would be in the new year. While the rates are slightly better than feared, the changes are still likely to have a damaging effect on the industry.
Despite the changes in the Feed-in Tariff, Sasie Ltd is looking forward to what is predicted to be a prosperous 2016. With renewable energy installation jobs planned, trips to Germany to organise and plenty of work to complete on various European projects, our team will certainly be kept busy! We wish all of our customers, suppliers and partners a very merry Christmas and a fantastic new year.