Viridian Solar and City Plumbing have agreed a direct supply agreement which will enhance the availability of solar PV and accessories on the market.
City Plumbing, a leading national plumbing, heating and renewables merchant will stock the entire Viridian Solar portfolio which includes Clearline fusion roof integrated solar panels, Clearline EV Charger, the newly launched Clearline Inverter and the multi award-winning ArcBox – DC Connector Safety Enclosure.
Part of Highbourne Group Ltd, City Plumbing has nine divisions within the plumbing and heating market including an Energy Efficiency division. With over 370 branches across the UK and Ireland, they pride themselves on providing the best customer service experience.
Jamie Berryman, CSO at Viridian Solar said:
"Availability of our products is going to be key as we see demand for solar increase due to the new Part L Building Regulations. The addition of City Plumbing to our list of wholesalers will ensure our products will be available to even more customers, we see this as a fantastic opportunity for both companies in the next couple of years."
Hemal Morjaria, Managing Director of Energy Efficiency at City Plumbing, said:
"We are excited to be partnering with Viridian Solar, the market leading manufacturer of roof integrated solar for the housebuilding market. It could not have come at a better time as we see demand for solar increasing, ensuring we are able to supply the whole package of solar products if required is key for our customers."
Part L of the Building Regulations, which came into force in June 2023, aims to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings, encouraging the use of renewable and low-carbon energy sources, including solar panels.
The regulations now require higher performance targets on all residential property builds and extensions.
Further, more stringent. regulations will follow in 2025 as the country drives towards its 2050 Net Zero target.