Wagner Solar appoints new Technical Manager

London, (PresseBox) - Wagner Solar UK Ltd, theUK branch of German solar power and solar heating supplier, system integrator and manufacturer Wagner & Co Solar Technology; appoints Jan Stasik as UK Technical Manager. Stasik will be responsible for managing the Solar PV and Solar Thermal technical division whilst also leading the training programme at the company's award winning Wagner Academy solar training school.

Stasik is a veteran of the solar industry and also at Wagner Solar as he joins the UKteam from the parent company Wagner & Co, where he belonged to the International Department's Technical Team. Stasik's time at Wagner has also included a 2-year assignment at Wagner Solar USA, where he was responsible for Product and Project management as well as developing and implementing training programs for US installer nationwide.

Wagner Solar UK Managing Director Carsten Pump commented, "The solar market here in theUK, particularly for PV, is entering a turning point with the new FIT. Installers will need to rethink their business models and quality of service and installation will come to the forefront more now, than ever before. We are fortunate to have Jan on board in theUKto help our installer clients with technical troubleshooting and guidance so they are constantly abreast of the best installation techniques. Many in our technical sales team have been trained by Jan so we are excited about the extra value he will bring to our UKkoperation and moreover the value we can bring collectively to the UKsolar industry."

Commenting on his appointment, Stasik said, "It is hugely exciting to join the UKmarket in its emerging days, particularly as the market enters the current new stage of development. In these challenging times surrounding the Solar PV market, we must remain conscious of the other renewable technologies, particularly Solar Thermal. This technology provides the possibility to reduce energy costs whilst maintaining our environmental consciousness. Energy prices are rising dramatically - particularly for gas, which is the main agent for heating inBritain. Solar Thermal is an excellent technology for households to reduce their energy expenditure whilst also providing the possibility for Solar PV installers to diversity their offering. As we move into 2012, we will expand our Solar Thermal business to encompass installer training, a comprehensive back office design service and onsite installer support."

Wagner Solar GmbH

Wagner & Co is one of the leading collector manufacturers in Europe. The company offers solutions for solar heating applications and solar electricity. In 1979 Wagner & Co was spearheaded by nine college students rooted in the ecology and anti nuclear movements of the 70s. Nowadays the company headquarter and main production facilities are situated in Cölbe and Kirchhain, right in the geographic heart of the EU (near Frankfurt, Germany). The company is employee-owned, independent from the stock market and has more than 350 employees. The total turnover amounts to approx. 250 million Euro. Through its national subsidiaries in France, Spain, Italy and the United States, the company passes on its more than 30 years of experience across Europe and beyond. Many times Wagner & Co products came out first in rigorous tests by Stiftung Warentest (German consumer testing agency), and currently the solar package COMBI line SH 1440 AR is certified as "best in test" for the third time in a row in spring 2009. For its all pervading sustainability practice, in 2005 Wagner & Co received the famed prizes of the German Solar Energy Society (DGS) and the European Association for Renewable Energy (EUROSOLAR) in the category "Company". The jury of the German Sustainability Award Foundation, supported by the German Federal Government, awarded the distinction of "one of Germany's top three most sustainable brands" to Wagner & Co in November 2010. In the field of solar electricity the company offers highly efficient photovoltaic systems with precisely dimensioned installation components produced by globally renown manufacturers. Wagner & Co is a pioneer on the European solar market.

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