Solarcentury claims to be Britain’s largest independent solar-energy company. It designs and manufactures solar panels, installs them and provides advisory services. The company has been awarded contracts ranging from the Eden Project and the National Trust headquarters to the Big Brother House. Sales in continental Europe account for 35% of overall revenue. The London company, which was founded by executive chairman Jeremy Leggett, raised £13.5m in 2007 from a consortium of investors. Sales have grown 36% a year from £13.9m in 2007 to £34.5m in 2010, when the company made a loss.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank95
CompanySolarcentury
ActivitySolar technology developer
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth35.55%
Latest sales £000s34,518
Staff113
Founded1998
Websitewww.solarcentury.com

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