U Energy Timeline 2011

March 2011

U Energy is born

Logo of U Energy UK for providing renewable energy and solar powerU Energy is established in Huddersfield as the one of the first Solar green energy company

April 2011

Lindley Based Company Goes Green

Following a visit from one of their reporters last week, the Huddersfield Examiner today featured an article on the U Energy Group. Based around an interview with the Operations Manager, Simon Wibberley, the article provides an insight into the company and what we are trying to achieve.

January 2012

U Energy Solar seals Eden farm contract

Lindley-based U Energy Solar has installed one of the largest photovoltaic systems in the UK for Durham-based Eden Farm Frozen Foods.

The system has been installed across two sites at Eden Farm’s distribution centre at Peterlee, County Durham.

It is estimated that the system will reduce CO2 emissions at the sites by about 60 tonnes a year.

U Energy Solar designed, supplied and installed the system – providing 2,500sq ft of solar panels capable of producing more than 100,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per annum. Almost 500 modules were fitted to the southern elevation of two units.

February 2012

U Energy Installs Solar PV for Amir Khan

U Energy Solar installs a 3.9kWh solar PV system for world welterweight champion Amir Khan

November 2012

BP goes green with U Energy

In late 2012, U Energy undertook their first installation of a solar power system on a BP petrol station situated along a busy main road leading into Ackworth, near Pontefract. It is estimated that the system’s installation will result in a saving of around £16,300/year.

Solar is absolutely perfect for filling stations as electricity is being used day and night by the pumps and infrastructure. Significant savings are guaranteed. This installation was the first of it’s kind that we are aware of, with special care being taken to ensure safe and secure installation through a system pioneered by U Energy.

June 2013

First forecourt solar installation for Valli


June 2015

Euro Garages choose U Energy


Euro Garages approached U Energy, keen to foster a relationship that would see U Energy install solar PV systems to many of their existing and future branches as they continue their company expansion. U Energy was first tasked with installing a 40-module solar system on one of their Starbucks branches in Cleckheaton that all together would create an output of 10KW. Secondly we were given the task of installing a 30kW system on their Greggs branch just next door.

As the business adds strategic partnerships with large brands such as BP, Shell, Starbucks and Greggs; Euro Garages are forging ahead with their rapid expansion and their plans to become a major player in the forecourt industry.

July 2019

U Energy ventures into Smart Battery


U Power is an energy management company established in response to the National Grid’s Vision for 2050. The agenda will ensure the United Kingdom will achieve Net-Zero Carbon by 2050. Net-Zero Carbon will transform dated Traditional Grid architecture to a Smart Grid, decentralised and digitised.

The Journey to Net-zero carbon will include technical changes as such the need for localised micro grids with smarter energy management and the ability for each community to support the grid is essential to keep our lights on.

October 2019

More than 1,000 solar panels have been installed at the new £35m EG Group headquarters in Blackburn. Generating 430kW energy

The four-storey building with views over Fishmoor Reservoir in Haslingden Road took three years to complete and takes up 130,000 square feet of space. The new offices can accommodate up to 700 staff, and it is believed to be the largest commercial building project of its kind in the region.

Huddersfield-based U Energy Solar said the building has been designed with ‘energy savings and carbon offsetting’ at its core.

January 2020

National Health Service approaches U Energy

April 2021

A unique off grid 24/7 wind solution to power EG board signs

August 2021

First 50kW/100kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is installed at top achieving school in the UK

Beacon school had installed several EV Chargers, which was causing faults on main distribution board. As such U Energy deployed the BESS for self consumption, load shifting and peak shaving.

November 2021

U Energy partners with Bradford University in a unique knowledge transfer

U Energy Solar University of Bradford


The collaboration between academia and industry to breach the gap of knowledge between the two fields by working in tandem to support knowledge transfer between University of Bradford and U Energy to develop Net Zero technologies for the future