Freshstream invests in fast-growing solar and renewable energy service provider Project Better Energy

Freshstream has announced it has invested in Project Better Energy, a fast-growing solar and renewable energy service provider founded in 2011 by Chief Executive Officer Simon Peat, an electrical engineer who spotted an opening in the residential solar market.
Freshstream invests in fast-growing solar and renewable energy service provider Project Better Energy
Simon Peat, CEO Project Better Energy.

Freshstream has acquired a strategic stake from the company’s shareholders, who are reinvesting alongside Freshstream.

Based in Burton-upon-Trent, Project Better Energy has expanded its product range to include off-peak power storage, electric vehicle chargers, air-sourced hot water cylinders and infrared heaters, providing a diversified range of green solutions across both the residential and commercial property sectors.

The business has experienced significant growth over the last 12 years and now employs approximately 300 people across its divisions and generates around £100 million worth of sales on an annual basis.

It has also become one of the leading players in the domestic renewable energy sector in the UK, with nearly 40,000 solar energy systems sold and installed through its Project Solar UK division since inception.

The company’s Project EV division has sold to date approximately 80,000 electric vehicle chargers across the residential, commercial and public sectors, such as local councils and the NHS, as well as major retailers including B&Q and Arnold Clarke.

It has also established relationships with major British housebuilders and Housing Associations, helping to install EV charging points at newbuild developments and to build and convert energy efficiency properties via Project CÜRV.

With Freshstream’s support, Simon Peat will continue to lead the business through an accelerated phase of growth, expanding the product range and customer footprint as demand for its services continues to grow.

Project Better Energy is the 6th investment in Freshstream’s first independent fund, which closed earlier this year having raised 762 million euros. The business joins other portfolio companies DeterTech, Bella Figura Music, Big Motoring World, Nafinco and MCR, which are all entrepreneurial and founder led businesses.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Freshstream and look forward to working together as we continue our ambitious growth strategy” said Simon Peat, CEO of Project Better Energy. “Their expertise and investment will enable us to further accelerate our expansion plans, both organically and through acquisitions.”

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