Meet our new Chief Executive

November 28th, 2016

duncan-mccombieDuncan McCombie has become the new Chief Executive of YES Energy Solutions

He has taken over from Andrew Herbert, who after near three years at the helm will now be focusing on a new challenge closer to his home.

Duncan is the ideal successor, having fulfilled many senior roles at influential businesses including the Energy Saving Trust for Wales and Ireland, Thames Water and Energy & Utility Skills.

He has a diverse background in energy efficiency and the utilities sector, with a real passion for helping vulnerable people improve their quality of life.

Duncan is keen to grow the company and build on the positive work Andrew has instigated.

Find out more about Duncan’s appointment

Expert boiler install

October 21st, 2016

Watch our latest video showing the different stages of a gas boiler replacement.

See our top heating engineer in action as he removes the old system, fits new pipework and installs a new A-rated condensing boiler in a West Yorkshire home.

Fuel Poverty Campaigner of the Year

September 21st, 2016

YES Energy Solutions has been named ‘Fuel Poverty Campaigner of the Year’ at the 2016 National Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Awards.

YES Energy Solutions - Fuel Poverty Campaigner of the YearOn Friday 16th September, we were commended for our work in helping vulnerable people slash their fuel bills at the largest sustainable energy awards ceremony in the UK.

We took home the award for action against fuel poverty where we demonstrated our commitment to helping people from deprived communities access affordable heating and energy efficiency measures.

We also came second for ‘Funding Provider of the Year’ and third for ‘Project Management Company of the Year.’

Representatives of YES Energy Solutions met a broad range of energy efficiency advocates including Joanna Lumley OBE who presented the awards at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham.

Find out more about YES Energy Solutions’ national award win

 

Penguin Power!

August 19th, 2016

Staff at YES Energy Solutions have raised over £500 for the charity –  Renewable World, by taking on the Sheffield Big Fun Run dressed as penguins.

Penguin-Power-(Web)Our penguin athletes completed the 5K Challenge in less than 35 minutes on Sunday 14th August at the Rother Valley Country Park.

The money the team have raised for Renewable World is enough to give five families in Nicaragua access to solar power for a year, meaning they no longer have to pollute their home with toxic kerosene fumes and that their children have light to study by in the evening.

YES Energy Solutions chose to dress up as penguins to replicate their own company mascot – Percy the Penguin!

It’s not too late to donate to the cause

Find out more about the YES Penguin Run

Penguins run for charity

July 13th, 2016

Would you sponsor seven penguins running a 5K?

Penguin-Run

YES Energy Solutions’ staff are taking on the Sheffield Big Fun Run Challenge this August to raise money for the international charity Renewable World.

Penguin Waving SlantedWe will be wearing penguin outfits to replicate our company mascot – Percy the Penguin!

Renewable World share our mission to reduce CO2 and alleviate fuel poverty. They work throughout the third world to help disadvantaged communities improve their quality of life through sustainable, low carbon technology.

Seven YES penguin runners will hit the tracks of the Rother Valley Country Park in Sheffield on the 14th August.

Lend your support to this fantastic cause and make a donation via our JustGiving Webpage: Support the Penguin Run

YES employee branded national Heat Hero

June 30th, 2016

Ian Calvert - YES Energy SolutionsYES Energy Solutions’ sales manager, Ian Calvert has been selected as one of NEA’s national Heat Heros for his work in helping vulnerable residents in Park Homes save energy and money.

On the 7th September, Ian will accompany 16 other finalists at the Houses of Commons to receive his award.

Ian manages the North Lincolnshire Park Homes Insulation Scheme – an innovative initiative helping improve the look and feel of 35 properties to help reduce fuel poverty in Scunthorpe.

Throughout the scheme Ian has gone over and above the call of duty to help local residents save energy and cut their fuel bills. This included scheduling extra appointments around residents with specific needs, offering bespoke energy saving advice and actually installing floor insulation to help residents trap even more heat.

The Heat Hero awards are an annual event run by NEA in partnership with ScottishPower that celebrate individuals who have made a significant commitment to reducing fuel poverty in the UK.

Find out more about Ian the Heat Hero

Park Home Insulation Video

June 8th, 2016

Watch our latest video showing the benefits of Park Home Insulation.

YES Energy Solutions has been working with residents in Park Homes to help them reduce their fuel bills and keep warm for less.

See the different installation stages and hear from residents who are now enjoying lower heating bills and warmer homes.

Find out more about Park Home Insulation.

Call: 01422 880100 (9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri) or Contact Us

YES Wins Collaboration of the Year Award

June 3rd, 2016

YES Energy Solutions takes home ‘Collaboration of the Year’ at the 2016 Worcester Bosch E2020 Awards.

E2020-Winners

Our ‘Heat Pumps for Park Homes’ project in Basingstoke was commended by judges at this year’s prestigious awards ceremony, held at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel near Malvern on 1st June.

We joined a multitude of installers and industry chiefs to celebrate the best energy efficiency initiatives and installations in the UK.

Our partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Sussex based installers, Paynes Heating and Plumbing ltd, was praised for its impact on the local community.

Since winning funding through the Technical Innovation Fund, we have launched an exciting renewable energy project which is helping up to 30 Park Homes in Basingstoke transform their heating facilities.

The Technical Innovation Fund is a GB-wide programme designed and administered by NEA, the national fuel poverty charity. Its aim is to facilitate community-level trials of innovative solutions utilising measures that are not traditionally used within the scope of current fuel poverty and retrofit energy efficiency programmes.

In late 2015, YES Energy Solutions teamed up with the Council to help a group of Park Home owners reduce their energy costs and move over to more sustainable household heating.

The project has funded the installation of Air to Air Heat Pumps – a renewable energy technology that transforms air from outside into heat.

Installations are now underway and all 30 units will be completed by the end of the summer.

The Worcester Bosch E2020 Awards celebrate those that have made a commitment to tackling Climate Change. As one of the UKs largest boiler manufacturers, Worcester Bosch reward organisations, community groups and installers who have demonstrated commitment to cutting CO2.

Find out more about the Heat Pumps for Park Homes scheme

E2020 Awards

May 27th, 2016

YES Energy Solutions’ Heat Pumps for Park Homes project has been nominated for the Worcester Bosch Environment 2020 Awards.

Park HomesOur collaboration with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Paynes Plumbing and Heating has been recognised for its impact on alleviating fuel poverty in Park Homes.

Since November 2015 we have been helping Park Home owners upgrade their home heating systems by transferring over to renewable energy alternatives.

Through the Technical Innovation Fund, YES Energy Solutions secured funding to install up to 30 Air to Air Heat Pumps in Park Homes at Attwood Close – a council owned site close to the town center.

Air to Air Heat Pumps transform air from outside a property into heat – helping residents slash their heating bills.

The Worcester Bosch Environment 2020 Awards celebrate organisations that make an impact in combating Climate Change in local communities. YES Energy Solutions will join a range or organisations, community groups and installers at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel near Malvern on 1st June.

Find out more about this prestigious event

Feb Installer News

February 19th, 2016

Installer-with-LaptopRedundancies at British Gas, developments in Smart Meter displays and the latest file naming conventions for the ECO scheme – that’s some of the top stories in this month’s installer news update.

YES Energy Solutions manages Green Deal Installer Hub – an online resource to help SME contractors develop in line with the energy efficiency industry’s latest opportunities. We offer smaller installers a chance to access funding, training programmes and exclusive offers.

If you’re an installer – check out Green Deal Installer Hub

Read our latest update:

500 jobs expected to go at British Gas
British Gas are planning to cut 500 jobs as part of a companywide cost cutting plan. Most of the redundancies will fall in their cavity wall and loft insulation department.
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Energy meter readings from your phone
In the light of the national Smart Meter roll out, Energy Suppliers have been given the green light to trial the use of mobile apps to display remote energy meter readings.
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Battery storage for solar arrays – a future investment?
A new report into battery storage systems for rooftop solar suggests that unit prices are dropping significantly. If this pattern continues, the technology is likely to become a viable investment for householders by 2017.
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