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Select solar was established in 2001 and was purchased by Colin Howe during 2012. The previous owners were successful with building sales distribution outlets through four websites select solar, select solar gadgets  selectsolarinstallations and the solar trader. They built up a large number of traders who sell our products and a wide network of clients.

Colin started off in finance and later followed an engineering path becoming a fully qualified electrician and later on a solar engineer.  A few years back he got together with partners to discuss issues with climate change and rising fuel bills.   We tried to assess the situation from the public’s point of view and decided that we wanted to do something that would make a difference.

At the point of purchasing Select Solar we established a new business model and philosophy.  We have now built up a reputation and become a market leader in the Off-grid solar industry by using the technical knowledge and expertise and more importantly being able to communicate this to our customers.

                 What is it we do?

Select Solar supplies and distributes solar panels and various types of equipment.  We specialise in designing bespoke solar systems which include kits for motor homes, boats, caravans and any other remote locations where there are no mains electricity supply. 

We have various distribution outlets.  The main retail outlet is via our website select solar.  Here you can purchase all sorts of solar panels and accessories for motor homes, caravans, boats and houses. 

We also have a retail outlet on select solar gadgets which show cases all our best solar powered toys and gadgets.  This site is particularly useful for unique eco gifts with an emphasis on renewable power.  It has 100’s of products ranging from mobile phone chargers, toys, educational kits, solar wind turbines through to garden lights.  This is a fun site and usually has a product that will catch your eye.

Many of our products are available on a wholesale basis.  If you are a shop or ecommerce site you can purchase goods at wholesale prices through the solar trader once you have completed our registration process.  We can ship direct to your customers on a drop ship basis and can supply bulk orders worldwide.

Select Solar are the main UK distributors for Powerfilm flexible panels, Eco Energy regulators, Inprosolar, Enecom Flexible panels and have various brands of our own.  We now work in partnership with many companies who wish to have links and eco-friendly company like ours.  In addition to businesses we advise and supply throughout the UK many schools, colleges, Universities and charities.We now have a worldwide multi national network of clients and have become involved with various projects in the Middle East and Africa.  We are working with other traders to increase our export market which is good for the UK economy.