Energy

CP Lighting
Unit 25 Red Lion Road Business Park, Surbiton, KT6 7QD

About us: "We have over 14,000 lighting products and only half of them are on the internet so if you can't find what you are looking for please call our sales office and we will assist you."

Green awards and accreditations:

TTK comment: "They have a very large selection of low energy light bulbs including specialist ones that can be hard to find such as large and LED spotlights. It's not exactly a shop, but they do sell to the public from the premises and I found them very helpful."

Phone: 020 8391 7474 

Website: http://www.cp-lighting.co.uk

Email: sales@cp-lighting.co.uk

 

Ecotricity
Unicorn House, Russell Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3AX

About us: "The World’s first green electricity company: Green Electricity didn't exist in the world back in 1996. When we offered it for the first time, we became not just Britain’s but the world’s first Green Electricity company – and we kick-started the now global Green Electricity movement. Our mission was and remains to change the way electricity is made and used in Britain. We chose this focus because conventional electricity is responsible for 30% of Britain’s carbon emissions – it’s our biggest single source as a nation – and therefore the biggest single thing we can change… Nobody will spend more of your energy bill building new sources of green energy… We price match the standard tariffs of the 'big 6' energy suppliers." See http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/about-ecotricity/our-eco-credentials.

Green awards and accreditations: "The Eco-Management and Audit scheme (EMAS) is the gold standard for environmental management of business. We’re really pleased to have reached this standard, we’ve joined an elite group one of only 58 organisations in theUKand we’re the only energy company that has it across its whole operation - the only one in the world in fact."

TTK comment: "Some of us buy our energy from Ecotricity and would recommend them highly."

Phone: 01453 756 111 or call free on 08000 302 302

Website: http://www.ecotricity.co.uk

Email: home@ecotricity.co.uk

 

EnergyCroft Limited
Stonebridge House, 28-32 Bridge Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8BZ

About us: "EnergyCroft is a family business, based in Surrey, with proven expertise in energy solutions. We work in partnership with homeowners and businesses to reduce their energy bills by identifying, designing and implementing improvements.  We firmly believe that the right improvements depend on the nature of the property and your personal preferences and plans for the future too. Our Energy Tune-Up will take all your needs into account and determine the right approach for you. We undertake a full range of improvement works, from loft insulation to the installation of renewable technologies. We have particular expertise in solar panels, heat pumps and voltage optimisation. We also perform routine electrical work."

TTK comment: "EnergyCroft is working with members of TTK’s Energy Group on a pilot of the Green Deal’s business processes."

Green awards and accreditations:

Phone: 01372 701701

Website: www.energycroft.com

Email: info@energycroft.com 

 

Good Energy
Monkton Reach, Monkton Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 1EE

About us: "At Good Energy, all our electricity is renewable. No other energy supplier in the UK can promise this, so simply switching to us cuts your home’s carbon footprint and takes the country closer to a greener future."

Green awards and accreditations: "Our main ‘Good Energy’ tariff is fully guaranteed under the Green Energy Supply Certification Scheme". See also http://www.goodenergy.co.uk/about/awards-and-accolades.

TTK comment: "Some of us buy our energy from Good Energy and would recommend them highly."

Phone: 0845 456 1640

Website: http://www.goodenergy.co.uk

Email: enquiries@goodenergy.co.uk

 

greentomatoenergy
1 Lyric Square, London W6 0NB

About us: "greentomatoenergy provides advice on how to make your property more energy efficient and installs solar PV and solar thermal panels. It may not be glamorous, but at greentomatoenergy we believe in applying the laws of physics to low energy building. In order to mitigate against the risks of low energy building (primarily performance, cost and fabric), our team of engineers will apply real science to your project. This will give you the confidence that the work you are doing will deliver lasting results. We are an independent consultancy that will propose the most appropriate solutions, helping you to avoid the minefield of technology-specific salespeople. We provide three types of consultancy:Full Energy Design; Energy Survey; Bespoke Energy Advice. We work with builders, architects, designers and self-builders to ensure that the most practical, affordable and efficient renewable and energy-saving measures are selected for each project. We will provide support through each step of the build process. We can also provide installation services for general low energy measures."

Green awards and accreditations: MCS Accredited for solar PV and solar thermal; Certified PassivHaus designers; CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants; Members of the PassivHaus Trust; Green Apple Gold Award for Princedale Road PassivHaus retrofit; Runner-up in the PassivHaus trust award for PassivHaus retrofit; YouGen energy expert

TTK comment: "Greentomatoenergy installed a 1.7KW photovoltaic system on my house in Kingston in August 2011.  I obtainedquotations from several different companies but theirs stood out.  As well as being reasonably priced, I liked their non-pushy attitude, that their surveyor arrived by bicycle and their willingness to answer numerous questions.  When I had decided to go ahead with them they were able to act quickly.  A project manager stayed with the team all day and they completed the installation in one day despite torrential rain and lightning at times.  All the team were very friendly and efficient.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them." "We were very impressed with their knowledge and expertise when two staff members came to speak at a TTK energy group event in December 2012 - they really understood and explained  well the science underpinning energy-efficiency measures, as well as the challenges and potential problems of retrofitting." 

Phone: 020 8380 8908

Website: www.greentomatoenergy.com  Twitter @greentomatonrg  Facebook facebook.com/greentomatoenergy

E-mail: info@greentomatoenergy.com

 

Ham Hydro

About us: "Ham Hydro is a community interest company formed to develop renewable energy and other sustainable projects for the benefit of the local community… under development is the installation of hydro power turbines on the River Thames at Teddington Weir. Our vision for this project is twofold: to generate clean electricity from the hydropower installation, thus reducing carbon emissions locally and nationally, and to use the income generated to promote and develop further low-carbon solutions in Ham and surrounding areas."

Green awards and accreditations:

TTK comment: "Our nearest community interest energy company, still at the planning and investment-seeking stage, and a very useful model to watch as it develops."

Phone:

Website: http://www.hamhydro.org/

Email: info@hamhydro.org

 

HomeZone CIC
Suite 225, 22 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames,Surrey, KT1 1DN

About us: "HomeZone is an independent social enterprise company, providing independent advice and assistance to those interested in installing solar panels and other forms of renewable energy. It partners Kingston's Save the World Club to ensure the community gets the profits from renewable technology sales instead of the private sector, and profits made on the sale of solar panels help fund SWC work and create new green jobs. For example, leaflet distribution to households in Kingston is carried out by Kingston Workstart clients, local disabled people wishing to gain employment."

Green awards and accreditations:

Customer comment: "Homezone supports local charities doing green work. They got three professinal quotes for the installation of our solar panels, they were courteous and clean and I cant say it was difficult to get it all fixed in, as most of the work is in the roof space. The price was excellent because they work with all the local firms."

Phone: 07974 071597

Website: www.homezone-uk.org

Email: office@homezone-uk.org

 

Paarl Energy
No. 5 Harrow Way, Shepperton, TW17 0RX

About us: "All our staff have several years experience in PV and electrical & energy-related industries, EnergyLink installers are all fully vetted and registered with the necessary trade bodies." Also offer a Solar PV module cleaning service.

Green awards and accreditations: Forest Stewardship Council logo on Paarl website.

TTK comment: "Several TTK members have used this company and found their quotes competitive and their installation team fast and efficient - and we are now happily generating electricity and saving money."

Phone: 01932 784772       

Website: http://www.paarlenergy.com/

Email: info@paarlenergy.com

 

Rayotec
Brooklands Close, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex TW16 7EB

About us: Rayotec (UK) supply and install Photovoltaic (PV) solar power systems etc

Green awards and accreditations:

TTK comment:

Phone: 01932 784848 ?

Website: www.rayotec.com

Email: info@rayotec.com

 

Smart Communities Energy Audits
Richmond and Kingston

About us: Smart Communities is part of a charity giving free practical help to households and organisations on cutting energy bills. Our experienced assessors can visit your premises to review your energy consumption and habits, and analyse your heating and insulation. They can also fit a few free items of energy saving equipment, such as an energy-saving monitor and insulation. The visit can take place on weekdays between 10.00am and 8.00 pm.

Green awards and accreditations:

Phone: 020 8546 5471

Website: http://www.swlen.org.uk/our-work/saving-energy/

Email: clive.messenger@blueyonder.co.uk



This page is regularly updated and we find new suppliers all the time, but there are also some useful general websites and sources of advice on energy below.


Action Surrey

About: Woking Borough Council's demonstration property showing the range of energy efficiency and renewable technologies that could be retrofitted into existing houses. You can arrange a visit or explore a virtual house from this page.

Website: http://www.actionsurrey.org/house

 

Energy Saving Trust

About us: "Independent and impartial advice about how to save energy and money."

Website: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk 

 

Green Energy Company Directory
SW London/Surrey

About: A list compiled by TTK Energy group from various sources: Yell.co.uk, MCS, Energy Savings Trust, Renewable Energy Association, Solar Guide, CORGI, YouGen.co.uk, Edie.net

TTK comment: "A very useful and comprehensive list, but not recommendations - it's up to the consumer to check out suppliers carefully."

Website: www.ttkingston.org/pdfs/green-energy-suppliers.pdf

 

Kingston and Richmond Energy Advice Network (KREAN)

About us: The Smart Communities team based at Kingston University have helped to set up the Kingston and Richmond Energy Advice Network (KREAN). KREAN is made up of local people who have been thinking about, researching and acting on energy and other sustainability issues for a number of years. They have learned through their own experiences and investigations. Crucially, since KREAN advisors have no commercial connections, they are not interested in pointing you in a particular direction, only in offering you the best, impartial advice and guidance.

Contact: send your query to krenergyadvicenetwork@gmail.com, and then members of the network will get back to you. Depending on the issue, the help might be by email, by telephone or possibly even by demonstration of an existing installation or way of doing something.  

  

Solar PV panels - buying

About: Advice on what to consider when thinking about installing solar panels, and questions to ask yourself and potential installers, compiled by a TTK member who has gone through the process.

Websites: http://e-voice.org.uk/kingstongreendirectory/assets/other/buying-solar-pv-panels
and
http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generating-energy

 

SuperHomes

About: "a rapidly expanding network of over 100 energy aware households. These pioneering homeowners are redefining green living. All have refurbished their old homes to the highest standards of energy efficiency. Eco friendly, sustainable, low energy and low carbon – the refurbished houses are least 60% less reliant on fossil fuels. This means that SuperHome owners are really leading the way. We can learn from them." 

Website: http://www.superhomes.org.uk/

 

Which? Switch

About: "free and impartial service to switch your household energy suppliers online now." 

TTK comment: "On this site, managed by the reliable Which magazine, you can find out the proportion of green energy used by a range of suppliers, form the big six to companies such as Ecotricity and Good Energy."

Website: https://www.which.co.uk/switch/

 

PLEASE TELL US about any other Kingston green businesses or community enterprises or useful energy efficiency websites that should be here by using the form below - and update us on changes to any of the above.  

 

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