Recharging Chernobyl: Solar power brings new life to old land

The Chernobyl disaster is widely recognised as the worst nuclear power station disaster. More than thirty years on, however, the site is back producing energy for Ukraine. This time, the electricity is being generated by solar power instead of nuclear. Thanks to an ambitious project by Rodina, the site of the former nuclear power station […]

Small café, big energy: Powering a charity

Café No.5 is part of ValePlus, a charity that operates across Barry and Llantwit Major in south Wales. The charity offers education and employment opportunities to people with learning disabilities. “We are a charity first and foremost, but we’re independent as well,” explains Steven Thomas. The charity was established “in response to the need for […]

Three ways small businesses can use renewable energy to their advantage

There’s more than one way that businesses can use renewable energy to give their company a boost. From generating income to promoting a brand-bolstering message, renewable energy might have more business advantages than you previously realised. We teamed up with our partners at Love Energy Solutions to share some success stories from people who’ve benefitted […]

3 ways artifical intelligence is transforming renewable energy

AI has been heralded as a game changing technology for many industries, and it may be the use of AI in the energy industry that is so far one of the most exciting applications. AI brings an exciting opportunity to make energy engaging for customers, unravelling some of the mysteries behind energy and bringing intuitive […]

A cut above the rest: The power of the local barbershop

Beckets is a leading barbershop and men’s hairdressers on the Wellingborough Road in Northampton, catering to the discerning gentleman. “We look at the experience factor. Barbering, men’s hairdressing, experts on beards, shaving as well. It’s really key to the customer experience,” explains Joe Angiers, manager and co-owner at Beckets. “It’s a great environment to work […]

Gamlingay Community Turbine: Energising village life

 In 2013, a group of people in the village of Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire set up their own wind turbine for the village. Like all good ideas, it started with a conversation in the pub, and grew from strength to strength. The turbine was installed for three reasons: To reduce its carbon footprint (they estimate that the […]

5 renewable energy developments to look out for in 2019

2018 was a record-breaking year for the UK, with renewable energy leading the charge. In fact, it was the greenest year on record for UK energy generation. 2018 was also a significant year for Opus Energy (you can read more about that here).

How many lights can an energy supplier power this Christmas?

As the year draws to an end, it’s natural to reflect on what the last 12 months have brought. For us, it’s been an incredibly busy year.

6 steps: What to do if your energy supplier goes out of business

The energy market is challenging and can be a turbulent place, especially for new or smaller suppliers. It’s unlikely that you will find yourself without an energy supplier out of the blue, but it can happen – so what next? Nobody likes unexpected change when running a business. The good news is that there is […]

Small business success: The energy source behind this art entrepreneur

Wychwood Art Gallery sits in the heart of Deddington, a small village in Oxfordshire, and has done so since 2016. Deborah Allen, founder and director of Wychwood Art Gallery, established her business after a lengthy career at the top of the art world, including director-level roles at world-renowned auction houses Christies and Bonhams. “Lots of […]