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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