TELEVISION weatherman Jon Mitchell heard about the outlook for renewable energy when he visited a Brighouse-based business.
The ITV forecaster was special guest at renewable energy company Ploughcroft’s open day at its Eco Roof Visitor Centre.
Managing director Chris Hopkins welcomed Jon and other visitors to the event and gave a presentation about the company’s journey from a roofing company to the UK’s leading installer of solar photovoltaic panels and other renewable technologies.
He also explained about his appearance on BBC TV’s Dragons Den when he secured investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis.
He also spoke about being chosen to represent small and medium-sized firms on the Government’s Green Construction Board.
Jon said: “It was great to join Ploughcroft to find out more about the renewable energy systems they offer.
“It was really interesting to hear about the background and history of the company and to see all the different technologies on show at their Eco Roof Visitor Centre.”
Visitors to the event were able to discuss the latest renewable technologies, including solar, thermal, energy management systems, wind turbines and air source heat pumps.
Also on display at the open day was Ploughcroft’s latest addition to its capabilities – in the form of the Wall Pod electric vehicle charging stations. Ploughcroft is the UK’s only approved installer of WallPod electric vehicle charging technology for UK homes and businesses.
Mr Hopkins said: “This was a really worthwhile event and we had lots of interest from potential customers about our renewable energy systems, especially solar PV which just goes to show that homeowners are still looking to generate an income from their roof.
“It was really good to welcome Jon Mitchell.”