Solar expert Kevin Holland, of Magdalen, has developed a new range of products designed to help get people powered up wherever they are.
Kevin has also opened a new shop at his business base The Solar Shed in Stow Road, so customers can learn more about solar energy and how it could work for them.
He said he worked on developing new products after he had been asked to be a guest speaker at a glamping show event and advise glamping site owners on how to power their tents, yurts, cabins and huts to add extra value to their clients on site.
Such was the success of the show and subsequent interest, Kevin set about developing a range of products that provide energy to samll buildings that are not connected to the grid.
During the development it became obvious that these products would be very useful for people who owned sheds, stables, beach huts and small building where simple lighting and charging of devices was required. An online shop has been built to compliment the range that is on display and in stock at The Solar Shed.
Said Kevin: “Our products are not only fixed to buildings, we have a range of products for campers, walkers, hikers, adventurers, riders, boarders and anyone who needs power on the move.”
The Solar Shed has long been the place for local people in West Norfolk to visit and see for themselves the power of the sun and its ability to generate electricity and heat. Customers have been able to go along during the buying process so they can “try before they buy” when purchasing solar panels for their house or business.
“Solar is now seen as a must-have for investors and people wanting to save money on bills, but it’s not all about the money,” said Kevin. “Many people just need access to power when not at home and we have built relationships with international companies using social media. Goal Zero in America specialise in portable power and when we were approached by them just before Christmas, we jumped at the chance to be a distributor.
“We have even developed a solar kit for tradesmen on the move who need to keep power tool batteries charged without damaging their vehicle battery.
“On top of all this, we still provide solar panels for people’s houses, where they can earn money for generating electricity on top of saving on their bills by using the power they have generated themselves.”
The Solar Shop is open daily from noon to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The online shop can be visited at www.thesolarshed.co.uk/shop