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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Worcester Bosch 25kW Boiler – Installed from £1,499

January 29th, 2016

If you live in West Yorkshire, you could benefit from an A-Rated Worcester Bosch Greenstar 25i ERP Boiler, supplied and fitted from just £1,499 including VAT.

Boiler FaceYES Energy Solutions are offering local residents a fantastic boiler package that gives energy saving benefits without breaking the bank.

Not only could you take advantage of a competitive installation price for one of the best boiler brands, but receive a top class installation from local Gas Safe professionals.

  • Boiler swap from £1,499 inc VAT
  • Installed by local, trusted engineers
  • MagnaClean Filter (to remove any sludge and scale)
  • Digital Programmer
  • System flush
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty – extended 5, 7 and 10 year warranties also available

Find out more about our boiler installation service

If you live in or around the West Yorkshire area, get in touch with YES Energy Solutions today.

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

The last six months

December 9th, 2015

It’s been an eventful six months at YES Energy Solutions.

Penguin Waving SlantedHaving won ECO funding in April to help vulnerable residents improve their heating facilities, we are now supporting a series of SME installers to expand their operations and target fuel poor communities.

We’ve teamed up Northern Gas Networks and soon will be implementing a project to help connect residents across Yorkshire to the mains gas grid.

Our external wall insulation project in Stamford is running at full pelt thanks to a proactive partnership with South Kesteven District Council.

And as the year draws to a close we have redefined our social values to ensure that all of our work focusses on reducing CO2 and alleviating fuel poverty.

Follow the links below for more information on our latest developments:

Fighting fuel poverty with E.ON
Since winning an ECO funding contract with E.ON, YES Energy Solutions has supported the developments of several SME installation firms and helped hundreds of householders out of fuel poverty.

Cooking on gas
YES Energy Solutions has joined forces with Northern Gas Networks, to help several vulnerable communities make the switch to a more cost effective household fuel.

Warmer homes in Stamford
Having recently insulated over 500 Council properties in South West Lincolnshire, YES Energy Solutions has recently won a new external wall insulation contract with South Kesteven District Council.

Say YES to solar
Despite the Government’s plans to reduce the Feed in Tariff subsidy, YES Energy Solutions has taken on a number of domestic and commercial solar PV projects.

Be Green, Be Gracious, Be Great!
We have implemented some new company values to ensure that our work always achieves our mission: to reduce CO2 and alleviate fuel poverty.

Affordable finance
Since the collapse of the Green Deal Finance scheme, householders have been struggling to find the means to invest in energy efficiency without breaking the bank. That’s why YES Energy Solutions has teamed up with Norton Finance to help make energy saving measures more affordable for our customers.

Installer benefits
During the last six months we have created a series of packages to help our Green Deal Installer Hub members develop their businesses and remain competitive.

 

Find out more about YES Energy Solutions and our partnership opportunities. Visit: www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk or call 01422 880100.

SMEs Tackle Fuel Poverty

October 20th, 2015

By distributing ECO funding, offering advice and training opportunities, YES Energy Solutions has helped many SME installer businesses develop and gain the necessary tools to support residents living in fuel poverty.

Central-Heating-Installer-2In the last financial year, we funded 14 SME installers and saved over 119,500 tonnes of CO2. This work helped hundreds of vulnerable residents save money on their fuel bills and improve the look and feel of their homes.

Our contracting network ‘Green Deal Installer Hub’ now has over 2000 members. Every month we communicate the latest funding opportunities, industry news and policy developments.

One recent Hub promotion helped a series of SMEs in the Leeds City Region gain PAS2030 accreditation at a discounted rate. This has enabled smaller contractors to work on Government backed schemes, access funding and directly support fuel poor communities.

Find out more about YES Energy Solutions’ SME infrastructure.

Smart Meters & Funded Gas Connections

October 16th, 2015

Installer-with-ECO-CardIn our October E-shot to members of Green Deal Installer Hub, we cover the latest energy efficiency news and views including: customer reactions to Smart Meters, the new criteria for the Fuel Poverty Network Extension Scheme and the latest installer casualties since the Feed in Tariff regression announcement.

Top stories:

Installation giants fall into administration
Two of the UKs largest energy efficiency companies have gone into administration reflecting the current struggle of the whole industry.
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New criteria for funded gas connections
If you’re a gas heating engineer and work in partnership with a gas network, then you may be interested to find out that the eligibility criteria for funded gas connections is changing.
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Smart meters getting smart results
84% of householders using Smart Meters would recommend them, a new report revels. With nearly two million Smart Meters installed in homes throughout Britain, campaigners are declaring the product a ground breaking innovation.
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Southampton ECO scheme set to improve 1,500 homes
Targeted communities across Southampton will benefit from a host of funded energy efficiency measures as part of a new Local Authority scheme.
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Have your say in the Bonfield Review
Peter Bonfield is encouraging organisations from across the energy efficiency industry to contribute to his Government commissioned review, which could shape the future of green policy in the UK.
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Birmingham tops Local Authorities for the highest number of ECO installations
Analytics experts, Resourcematics have created a GIS map which highlights the current geographical patens of installations carried out under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.
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EPC Service in West Yorkshire
YES Energy Solutions are offering West Yorkshire contractors a competitive EPC service covering HHCRO assessments from just £65.
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Affordable Installer Insurance
Save money on your insurance requirements by taking advantage of your Hub member discount.
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YES Energy Solutions manages Green Deal Installer Hub, a national network of insulation, heating and renewable energy contractors.

If you’re an installer and would like to keep up to date with the latest news, policy announcements and events: Join the Hub