Sundog Energy now owned by Photon Energy
Photon Energy recently acquired the assets of Sundog Energy of Penrith.
Following Sundog Energy’s decision to go into voluntary liquidation, a contract was signed (March 2016) under which Photon Energy acquired the Sundog Energy name and goodwill, assets and operation and maintenance (O&M) services.
Photon Energy has now moved the Sundog business to Lancaster and taken on key staff to fill the roles of business development manager and contract installers.
Jonathan Bates, Director and General Manager of Photon Energy said:
“Ever since the government announced a massive cutback in support for solar photovoltaics (PV) last year, the market has been in turmoil, and I see no early end to this.
We are delighted to have acquired Sundog Energy, one of the first commercial PV companies in the UK. Sundog have an incredible track record stretching back over 20 years and have installed some very high profile projects in that time, including the iconic PV installation at Kings Cross station. Although Sundog continued to trade strongly, given the adverse conditions facing the sector, its Directors took the decision to move on.
Although Photon Energy has been very focused on new build commercial projects, we are steadily growing our retrofit business as well as our O&M offering; the acquisition of Sundog will enhance our capacity in these areas.
Our turnover reached an all-time high in 2014/15 and we are aiming to do even better in the current year, possibly making further acquisitions if the right opportunities are there. We are confident of continuing growth in our market and are looking for expansion in the north of England and Scotland in particular.”
Since 2006 Photon Energy has steadily expanded its operations to be a genuinely national PV business. With offices in Reading, Dartford, Poole, Huddersfield and now Lancaster our clients can get the best possible service from a national network of engineering and installation staff.