Founded in 1998 by Jeremy Leggett, 66, and run by chief executive Frans van den Heuvel, 56, this business develops and builds solar projects in 11 countries. In 2019, profits reached £14m, driven by new, subsidy-free solar projects in southern Europe, Latin America and Africa. The London business donates a share of its profits to SolarAid, a charity that helps to provide solar-powered lighting for homes in Uganda, Malawi and Zambia. It sold its residential solar business in March. During the lockdown, it has been able to continue construction and maintenance, while conducting public consultations online.
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