Matthew James Cowlishaw and Richard Michael Hawes were appointed Joint Administrators of Robin Hood Energy Limited on 05 January 2021. The affairs, business and property of the Company are managed by the Joint Administrators. The Joint Administrators act as agents of the Company and contract without personal liability. The Joint Administrators are authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. All licensed Insolvency Practitioners of Deloitte LLP are licensed in the UK.

Renewables and generation

Every customer already enjoys 100% green Electricity* from us, but your business could save even more money and significantly reduce its carbon footprint by taking advantage of renewable energy technology.

Already using renewable technology to power your business?

Great! We can take on your energy supply and top you up with a little extra when you need it as well as pay you for the renewable electricity your business generates.

How we can help your business become greener

For our business energy customers, we can bring our expertise and existing renewable energy commercial relationships to bear on your business. Helping your business become greener faster.

Join us

Start off with a personalised energy quote and choose us as your ethical, green energy supplier.

Your renewable project

Speak to your dedicated account manager about your renewable energy project and where you need some help.

Making it happen

We'll connect you with the our different industry partners who can help bring your project to life

Different types of energy generation

There are lots of different ways your business could generate its own energy. Some of the most common are below but if you have another idea then let us know, we've got experience in every type of renewable energy generation technology and we'd love to help make your vision a reality.

Solar PV

Solar photovoltaic or Solar PV is probably what we all think about when we hear the words solar panels. They absorb sunlight and convert that energy directly into electricity.

Solar PV panels generate Direct current (DC) electric from the sunlight so an inverter changes the current from DC to Alternating current (AC) so you can use the electricity you generate in your business.

Like all renewable electricity generation, If you generate more than you use you can either store it in a battery or sell it back into the grid with a power purchase agreement with us.

Wind turbines

We've all seen wind turbines dotted across the landscape and the ones you could use in your business work on the same very simple principle. The energy in the wind turns the propeller blades around a rotor, which spins a generator to create electricity.

Just like with Solar PV you can either use the electricity you generate from the wind in your own business, store it in a battery or sell it back to the grid through a power purchase agreement with us.

Solar thermal

Solar thermal use panels, just like Solar PV but rather than generating electricity, they use the sun’s energy to heat water.

This hot water can be used to heat your hot water cylinder and is a perfect system if your business has a high demand for hot water.

If your solar thermal installation is either flat plate or evacuated tube then it should be eligible for the renewable heat incentive.

Combined heat and power

Combined heat and power (CHP) is an efficient process that captures and uses the heat generated as a by-product of electricity generation.

This heat can be used in your business to replace some or all of the heat normally created by a conventional boiler.

Your CHP should be sized to match the normal heat demand of your site during the warmer months to ensure maximum efficiency and a manageable electricity load.

If your CHP uses eligible renewables then the heat produced will be eligible for renewable heat incentive.

Ground source heat pumps

Ground source heat pumps work by burying pipes into the ground which are used to circulate a mixture of water and antifreeze. This is called a ground loop.

The heat is extracted from the surrounding ground, passed through a heat exchanger and into the heat pump.

Unlike an air source heat pump which has to deal with significant changes in air temperature during the year, the ground remains at a relatively constant temperature so performance is consistent.

Ground source heat pumps are eligible installations for the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Air source heat pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps take heat from the outside air. They work in exactly the same way that a fridge removes heat to keep your food cool.

The heat is then concentrated to a higher temperature by a heat pump.

Air source heat pumps can be extremely efficient; for every one unit of electricity used, they produce three units of useful heat.

There are two types of air source heat pumps: Air to Water and Air to Air.

The air to water heat pumps can be used to heat your buildings as well as hot water but air to air heat pumps can only be used to heat buildings.

Air source heat pumps are eligible installations for the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Tips to make your business more energy efficient.

Financial incentives for renewables

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Power Purchase Agreement

We can provide your business with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) so you can sell the renewable electricity you generate back to the grid. A revenue stream for you and more green electricity for everyone.

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The climate change levy

Every business pays a tax on the non-renewable energy it uses. By generating your own energy you could reduce or remove this cost from your business.

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Renewable heat incentive

The renewable heat incentive is a quarterly payment made by the government for the heat your business generates from its eligible heating installation.

Ready to kick off your own renewable energy project?

Start off with a personalised business energy quote, then when you have joined us, your dedicated account manager can help you bring your renewable energy vision to life.

*Our green electricity tariffs are certified as being sourced from UK based wind and solar generators. For every Megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity purchased for our customers, we also purchase a Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) certificate, which proves the electricity is certified as being sourced either directly from the renewable generators or through a green wholesale energy provider.

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