The Wessex Group of companies, based in Shaftesbury, has now launched a new company called Wessex Renewable Energy.

Having successfully traded for nearly 50 yearsin electrical, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and plumbing systems Wessex has stepped up to support the anticipated demand from both businesses and residential customers for greener and cheaper alternatives for energy.

Since last year, Wessex has successfully completed numerous sustainable energy installations including the complete refurbishment of the City Eco Hotel in Bournemouth, solar hot water generation to Portsmouth Grammar School, ground source heat pumps to a large private estate in Ascot and rainwater harvesting to Wyvern school in Weymouth.

Wessex Group Director Ali Morgan said: “In tandem with the efforts made by the government to encourage householders and businesses to install sustainable energy solutions with their feed-in-tariffs we have now secured MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) approval against a variety of renewable technologies."

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