A SCOTTISH manufacturer of solar panels is the only company of its kind in Europe to have been selected to work on an EU wide project which will promote renewable technology.

AES Solar, based in Forres, received £250,000 in funding to provide its expertise in the design of solar thermal and solar pv systems.

The firm which was established in 1979 and is the longest running solar thermal manufacturer in Western Europe will work alongside other researchers and companies who specialise in other renewable measures in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Belgium in the Heat4Cool project.

Grant Feasey, senior design engineer with AES Solar said he was “delighted” to be working on the project.