Renewable Energy Firm Achieves ‘Phenomenal’ Growth but Slams Government Over Cuts
A leading installer of renewable energy solutions has experienced phenomenal growth after becoming a member of Leads 2 Trade’s Trusted Local Supplier network.
Tempo Saves Energy install solar panels, replacement boilers and central heating systems, biomass boilers and solid wall insulation.
The company primarily worked as a contractor on eco-schemes for private and public sector housing.
After establishing a private division to work exclusively with homeowners to deliver green energy solutions, Tempo Saves Energy enlisted the help of Leads 2 Trade to drum up business in the domestic market.
Tempo Saves Energy became a Leads 2 Trade network member six months ago, buying in boiler and renewable leads. In this time the company has seen month on month growth of sales, and recently celebrated a record month in August.
Rhodri Andrews, Marketing Director of Tempo Saves Energy, attributes the majority of this growth to an increase in boiler leads and forecasts further growth. But says the discourse around renewable energy, and in particular solar, needs to be changed if investor and consumer confidence is to remain strong.
“We’ve achieved great success thanks to our service led approach and with help from Leads 2 Trade. But government cuts to subsidies will have a significant financial and economic impact on the renewable industry. An expected 25,000 jobs are estimated to be lost throughout the UK and the changes will also affect planning for next year.
“The financial implications are also devastating; individuals and community projects which have been encouraged by this scheme to invest in renewable energy face losing tens of thousands of pounds.”
“The message surrounding renewable energy and the argument for choosing products such as solar needs to be revised if we want to encourage more people to invest and stop the risk of the UK falling behind other nations in developing crucial technologies. It is still a viable and important investment despite the cuts.
“While Tempo Saves Energy are expecting a decrease in solar lead volumes, they are preparing for the future by shifting focus onto non-subsidised products such as heating to cover the shortfall.”
On Leads 2 Trade as a business, Rhodri comments:
“We’ve been very impressed with Leads 2 Trade’s service so far; we get an immediate response to enquiries on a one-to-one basis, which is something not every business can offer.
“Heating will play a bigger part of our business in the run-up to winter and Leads 2 Trade will be invaluable in providing increasing numbers of homeowner enquiries for boilers and heating as we realign our sales strategy following changes to the renewable energy market.”
Andy Royle, Director at Leads 2 Trade, comments:
“Upcoming government subsidy cuts are set to affect many installers of renewable energy products, but we’re glad Tempo Saves Energy are taking a pro-active approach and using Leads 2 Trade to generate new business in these markets.”
Leads 2 Trade supply leads to a range of sectors and markets – including fenestration, renewable energy, boiler re-placement; conservatory roof replacement and specialist products such as bi-folding doors.