Belfast Telegraph

The heat is on after acquisition bolsters renewables sector

By Lesley Houston

The buyout of Global Solar Renewables will boost the position of new owner Amber Green Energy in Northern Ireland's renewable sector, according to the firm.

Amber Green Energy, based in Belfast and Armagh, has been working with Global Solar Renewables since 2011 to install its solar products and the acquisition, its chief executive has promised, will benefit customers.

Dwyer O'Neill said: "Both companies have been working side by side on many projects across Northern Ireland since 2011.

"I am confident that the acquisition will allow us to further improve our quality of service and dramatically expand our market share."

He added that the team within Global Solar Renewables "will bring a high level of expertise and experience which will complement and enhance our core services".

Mr O'Neill said the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) Installer was "a mandatory requirement for consumers looking to access financial incentives and a prerequisite for commercial and social tender requirements".

Noel Gallagher, MD of Castlewellan-based Global Solar Renewables, said he was delighted with the acquisition and is now on the Board of Amber Green Energy.

He said: "Domestic users and commercial enterprises are very carbon-conscious so it is vital to offer customers a fully integrated solution.

"We believe that joining forces is the way forward," he said.

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