Jonathan Bates

Managing Director
Photon Energy
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Jonathan studied Chemical Engineering at University College London and went on to complete his PhD at the University of Northumbria’s Newcastle Photovoltaics Applications Centre in 1992.  He has worked in the renewable energy industry ever since.

In 2006, he co-founded Photon Energy where he is the Managing Director.  Photon Energy specialises in the design and installation of commercial and industrial roof mounted solar PV and has installed over 60MWp of roof top solar.  Over the years, Photon Energy has won many awards, including most recently the coveted Solar PV Contractor of the Year in 2021.

Jonathan has been a board member of Solar Energy UK and has chaired SEUK’s Commercial and Industrial Rooftop PV Working Group for nearly 10 years.  He has been a member of the PV Working Group for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme since the scheme’s inception in 2007.