Heating and cooling powered by London’s lost rivers

London might be famous for one river in particular, but there’s far more to the capital’s waterways than the Thames. Beneath the ground, and long forgotten, lies a network of running water that used to keep London alive.

Energising expertise: How this framing business became outstanding in their field

Picture Perfect is a bespoke framing business founded in 1998 and based in Northampton. It’s the largest professional framing business in Northamptonshire, run by Neil Duguid and a small team of highly skilled workers. “We’re not only members of the Fine Art Trade Guild, but I used to be a director at the Fine Art […]

Football fever: Sustainability and solar-powered stadiums

Football provides an arena – both literal and figurative – where the message of sustainability can be communicated to thousands. Football clubs have been quick to seize on the opportunity to boost their green credentials. Werder Bremen, a German football club founded in 1899, is situated in a region with a history of environmental awareness […]

7 steps to install solar panels on your business

This article was originally published on Brighter Business, Opus Energy’s advice and information hub for small businesses. For business owners concerned about the environment, making the switch to renewable energy can reduce your personal environmental impact while contributing to the wider decarbonisation of the UK’s electricity network. It’s also a way for a business to […]

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 […]