Solar recycling team selects Scunthorpe for base

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 25 Oct 2017

A business has given itself capacity to grow in a green market, after taking on substantial premises in Scunthorpe

Recycle Solar Technologies was founded nearly a year ago, and recovers and recycles solar equipment from across the UK and Ireland.

It is the country's only dedicated PV recycling service and recently moved into a 50,000 sq ft base in Woodhouse Lane, with extensive outdoor storage area.

The company has also received a £1,000 grant from the UK Steel Enterprise Kickstart Fund, which has allowed it to invest in a website and has funded the legal fees and environmental compliance procedures associated with a new business.

It now has ambitious plans for growth, with the aim of increasing its staff three-fold over the next three years.

Dave Ellse, marketing director at Recycle Solar Technologies, said: "The funding from UK Steel Enterprise has been instrumental to our expansion as we are already seeing how the new website can attract custom and raise awareness across the UK of our unique services.

"The market we are targeting is continually expanding as solar panels and renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly popular.

"With an eye on future growth, our new premises therefore give us vital room to expand when the time comes."

The company specialises in the recycling of green renewable energy products and is entrusted by large blue-chip enterprises to process their green energy waste streams.

The Kickstart Fund was launched in February last year by UK Steel Enterprise, North Lincolnshire Council and the Growth Hub to support people looking to set up a business in the area.

It provides grants of between £500 and £1,000, while applicants can also benefit from help and advice from Growth Hub advisors and the council's economic development team.

Alan Stanley, from UK Steel Enterprise, said: "We are proud to have supported Recycle Solar Technologies and wish them the best of luck in their new premises.

"It’s great to see that they have chosen North Lincolnshire as their permanent location and we look forward to following their journey as their business develops."

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