To raise its profile in the renewables sector, Solarcentury is donating a solar roof system to the Tate Modern gallery, reviving the building’s heritage as an energy generation site. Founded in 1998 by former geologist and Greenpeace employee Jeremy Leggett, 62, and run by chief executive Frans van den Heuvel, 51, the London firm develops, builds and runs solar projects around the world. Rooftop installations for national retailers helped lift profits to £10.7m in 2015. Despite subsidy cuts it is forecasting growth in overseas markets.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank5
CompanySolarcentury
ActivitySolar technology developer
LocationCentral London
Annual profit growth128.84%
Latest profits £000s10,682
Latest sales £000s222,329
Staff200
Founded1998
Websitewww.solarcentury.com

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