David Draper launched Solar Fast in 2021 as a trading style of Gas Fast, a boiler installation company based in Castleford, West Yorkshire.
Believing Solar Energy Systems were becoming a viable investment for any homeowner, David took Gas Fast’s business model into the world of renewable energy by creating Solar Fast.
One problem the Solar industry in the UK has had, historically, has been supply.
So, Solar Fast expanded its warehouse space to become a stockholder, importing renewable energy products, ensuring customer’s installations were not held up … while also suppling sales agents with appointments ... and installers with the jobs those sales generate.
In the first year Solar Fast grew at an astonishing rate and turned over around £9 million – bagging David the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Wakefield Express Business Excellence Awards – and the business Best Business Transformation.
A few months later Solar Fast picked up another award for Best Business Transformation at the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards.
Solar Fast went from 8 people in a garage/office at David’s home, to a 60 strong team, across 4 locations and 2 warehouses, installing up to 100 systems a week throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
The warehouse and procurement team at Solar Fast geared up to supply installation with 1000s of panels a week as well as all the batteries, inverters and peripherals needed for a top-quality Solar Installation.
Solar Fast is now set to hit a turnover of £35 million before the end of the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
Solar Fast offers exceptionally good, marketable products along with incredible value for money and that much-needed personal touch.
Solar Fast may have been trading for less than 2 years but they were ranked 181st in The Financial Times’ 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe 2022 -2023.
Making Solar Fast the fastest growing solar installation company in the UK.