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Yorkshire-based energy firm shortlisted in national award

The founder of a Leeds-based off-grid renewable energy company has been shortlisted in a national award to celebrate Great British entrepreneurs. Xerogrid has been announced as just one of six finalists in NatWest’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the #GoDo Entrepreneur category. The awards, which will take place at The Imperial War

Yorkshire shredder manufacturer helps generate power at London airports

North Yorkshire-based industrial shredding specialist, UNTHA UK, has provided the shredding technology required for two energy recovery plants devised by food waste experts Tidy Planet for DHL. The sophisticated facilities are now producing 25,500kW of heat per day from the food waste at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The technology hit the

Construction begins on green technology business centre at Bridgehead

Work on a new multi-million-pound business centre aimed at the growing renewable energy and environmental technology sectors is now underway at the Bridgehead business park. The £3.9 million Ergo Centre at Bridgehead in Hessle is being developed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in conjunction with regeneration company Wykeland Group and,

Power specialist Smith Brothers sets its sights on solar

Elland-based high voltage power specialist Smith Brothers has added the energisation of two prominent solar farms to its fast-growing success story.  Having been assigned the design and build contract for Wreay Farm in Carlisle by renewables developer Anesco, the team of electrical engineering experts was also enlisted as the independent connections

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