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Breyer goes solar and lands £46.5m of work

Breyer Group has landed almost £50 million worth of work installing solar PV panelling after launching a new division dedicated to the sector.

The family-owned social housing specialist, which is based in Essex with 500 employees, has announced the creation of its Solarbright division.

And it has been named preferred bidder for a £28m contract to deliver 2,500 units for Colchester Borough Council.  The majority are social housing and flat blocks, but it will also include the local football stadium and some commercial units.

Solarbright also has a letter of intent for £18.5m of work with London housing association Peabody, covering 3,300 units across 20 boroughs to be completed by March.

The work comes after Breyer spent a year setting up, training and accrediting its solar division. The schemes fall under the Government feed-in tarrif (FIT) scheme, which pays out for groups creating their own “green electricity”

Henry Cooper, head of Breyer Group’s specialist solar division, said:   “We had been looking at many PV projects and we knew that we needed to get the model right.”

The company is already on a £225m framework for Fusion 21 and Procurement for Housing.

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