John Whiten co-lead the development of Wedmore solar co-operative, a 1 MW scheme in Somerset (www.wedmorecpc.co.uk), which raised over £1 million in community shares.
He also founded the award-winning solar panel installers, Ethical Solar (www.ethicalsolar.org), who have installed hundreds of photovoltaic systems. Whilst most of their work is domestic they have installed larger systems on farms and community buildings. Their clients include Bristol City Council, Bristol Power CIC, Bristol Energy Coop and The Wildlife Trust.
They have been in business since January 2010 and have many more years of renewables, roofing and electrical experience within the team. They are accredited by MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme), REAL and the CPA.