Romag prepares for surge in orders

Northern England-based specialist glassmaker Romag has announced that it is preparing for an increase in orders following news of a government-led scheme to cut power usage. The company, based in Coun…

Northern England-based specialist glassmaker Romag has announced that it is preparing for an increase in orders following news of a government-led scheme to cut power usage. The company, based in County Durham, is one of the largest players in the region“s renewable energy sector. The new initiative from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) involves a clean energy cash-back initiative which will reward households and businesses for using solar panels and photovoltaic installations to generate power. Moreover, the new tariff will give energy users a payment for every kWh of electricity generated by a photovoltaic installation. Lyn Miles, chief executive of Romag, which makes glass and plastic composites for renewable energy, security, transport and architectural applications, said the new tariff could provide a considerable boost to renewable energy businesses across the country. Romag, which is moving to take advantage of the new feed-in-tariff, is currently constructing a photovoltaic installation at its headquarters, which will be the largest of its kind in the UK. Ms Miles said: We are delighted by this feed-in tariff confirmation, which provides a real boost for the UK solar energy market, bringing it into line with mainland Europe, and comes at a particularly exciting time for Romag. Our new product developments over the last year coupled with our agreements with Kingspan and British Gas position us well and we are very excited about the future of UK Solar PV and the role Romag will play in this.