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Yorkshire firm behind largest privately owned off-grid system in Ghana

A Leeds-based solar power company is behind the largest privately owned off-grid system in Ghana. With Ghana experiencing an erratic power supply and regular blackouts known as ‘Dumsor’, a local woman reached out to the Yorkshire OutBack specialist, Xerogrid to help take the power into her community’s own hands. Successful Ghanaian businesswoman, Gloria Rego,

Eco-friendly homes prove a “green” success story for Leeds firms

It's “green for go” for two Leeds firms who have teamed up to create an eco-friendly collection of new family homes in the north east of city.  Adel-based developers Shellbourne Properties and Solec Energy Solutions, headquartered in Headingley, have teamed up to bring a brownfield site in Swarcliffe to life with a

North Yorkshire investment banker joins Jörd Energy

A North Yorkshire-based investment banker’s appointment to a fledgling business has ensured the renewable energy industry has just got hotter!  Ian Goodwin has joined the newly-launched Jörd Energy - which is specialising in commercial and residential ground source heat pumps and solar panel installations - as joint-managing director.  Whilst the business is

New home for expanding renewables and inteteriors businesses

Michael Wright Furniture and Yorkshire Heat Pumps are expanding and have doubled the size of their premises with a move to Follifoot Ridge Business Park, near Harrogate.  These leading renewables and interiors businesses, are owned and run side-by-side by Michael and Kate Wright, and were formerly based in premises at Blubberhouses.

Ameresco boosts public sector offering with Yorkshire Framework win

Castleford-based energy efficiency and renewable energy company Ameresco UK announced today that it has secured a place on the Yorkshire Procurement Organisation (YPO) framework. The YPO framework covers England and Wales and has been created to give local authorities and organisations such as hospitals and leisure centres fast and efficient access

Siemens looks for candidates with “x-factor” for first Hull apprenticeships

Siemens has today advertised the first apprenticeships as part of its huge offshore wind power investment in Hull. The company has made 14 Advanced Apprenticeships in Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture available and is urging talented people with a strong desire to build a career within the wind power industry to apply. The

University of Bradford signs up to Yorkshire Water “Fats to fuel” recycling project

A "fats to fuel" recycling project devised by Yorkshire Water that harnesses energy from waste cooking oil has received the support of up to 1,000 students from the University of Bradford. The university’s student village in Bradford city centre, called The Green, is already recognised as the most sustainable development of

Siemens’ Hull recruitment “in full swing” as advertised jobs rise to over 300

Siemens has said recruitment for its new facilities in Hull was in “full swing” as a new wave of opportunities brought the number of jobs advertised so far to over 300. A further 100 positions were advertised today, all of them for roles within Siemens’ wind turbine blade manufacturing facility currently

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