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About Photon Energy

Award-winning Micro-generation certified solar panel installer 

Photon Energy is a successful company head-quartered in Reading, specialising in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of solar PV systems and battery storage systems.

The company was established in 2006 by Lucy Aitchison, Jonathan Bates, Michael Holmes and Rolf Oldach, all specialists in renewable energy, who wanted to get more ‘hands-on’ with installing solar PV systems for businesses, residential properties, public sector and agricultural buildings.

In addition to the Reading head office, we have an office in Poole along with Warehouses in Dartford and Huddersfield, affording us a national reach. We currently employ over 40 people.

As one of the UK's most respected solar PV installers, we have installed over 45MW of solar PV systems to date, and are now increasingly connecting energy storage systems. See below more details about recent awards won, certifications and our first class team of engineers.

recent awards

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2019 Solar & Storage Awards


The Energy Awards 2019

Finalist Public Building Energy Project of the Year

solar & storage awards 2010

Winner for Contractor of the Year

solar power portal awards 2018

Residential Rooftop Solar Installation of the Year

national energy Efficiency awards Bronze winner 2018

Solar PV Installer and Contractor of the Year

solar power portal awards 2017

Shortlisted for Solar PV Contractor of the year

solar power portal awards 2017

Two projects shortlisted in Solar PV for Commercial Rooftop category

pride of reading award 2016

Nominated for Green Business Award

solar power portal awards 2013

shortlisted in Solar PV for Commercial Rooftop category

renewable energy association awards 2011

Finalist for Solar PV Installer of the year

federation of small businesses awards 2008

Winner of Most Promising New Business Award

Photon Energy’s certifications



As the only UK science and technology park operator to be offering this kind of advanced energy innovation, it’s something we’re understandably very excited about
— Tom, Renn, Manchester Science Park
We were pleased to be working with Photon Energy on this flagship project at North West Bicester. Their project managers were very professional which helped the installation process go smoothly and keep to schedule.
— Narinder Jheeta, Hill
We worked in collaboration with Photon Energy to ensure the optimal design and performance of the solar array could be achieved
— Reid Cunningham, BAM Energy

Our partners

Photon Energy has strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading suppliers of solar PV. This allows us to offer the most advanced technological solutions available anywhere in the world. Our partners are:


Meet the team