There could soon be a spike in demand for PV training in Kent, after a major German solar panel installation firm set up a base in the county.

Speaking to the Financial Times, managing director of SunConcept UK Catherine Stevens-Jung explained that the government's feed-in tariff was "instrumental" in the company's decision to establish a headquarters near Maidstone.

The arrival of the organisation shows the level of demand for solar panels currently being seen in the UK and could prompt tradesmen to undertake PV training in order to be prepared to fit such devices.

"We saw the feed-in tariff was coming into effect and saw that the UK market was one for us," Ms Stevens-Jung told the publication.

She claimed the country is a more attractive prospect than many southern European nations.

SunConcept UK is one of five divisions of SunConcept Holding AG, including a base in Italy, all of which are focused on the implementation and design of solar panels.

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