The Solar Design Company

Chris Laughton

The Solar Design Company
Old Station
Machynlleth, Powys,
UK, SY20 8AX

+44 (0)1654 700324

The Solar Design Company was founded in 1993 by Chris Laughton, who remains today as the Managing Director. The Solar Design Company is the official UK Business Partner for Valentin Software’s simulation software for solar PV, thermal & heat pumps.

The company’s principal activity is the supply of PV*SOL, T*SOL & GeoT*SOL software, which they have been distributing since April 2006. They specialise in providing English-language training in the use of the software as well as supplementary solar equipment to optimise system efficiency.

Managing Director Chris Laughton is a well-known solar engineer, author and lecturer with 20 years’ experience in solar heating. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers (FIDHEE) and regularly produces specialist editorials for publications such as Green Building Magazine, PHAM, Electrical Times, Energy in Buildings & Industry, Renewable Energy World and Wind&Sun. He has published several well-regarded books on solar thermal and wood heating, the most recent of which is Solar Domestic Water Heating for international publisher Earthscan. He supervises a small team of dedicated people located at an old refurbished railway building in Machynlleth, mid-Wales.

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