A Cornish business has doubled its second-year revenues to over £11 million and is creating new job opportunities in the county as a result of the growing interest in domestic and commercial energy efficiency.
Happy Energy, launched in January 2013 by Adrian Wright and based at Pool Innovation Centre, is growing on the back of a multi-million pound biomass boiler initiative launched in Cornwall last year.
The initiative offers qualifying businesses and homes a free biomass boiler, installed and fully maintained, which burns wood pellets to generate energy, replacing old, inefficient oil and LPG boilers.
Such has been the response to the biomass campaign that the company is now recruiting six new senior positions, which will take the current team to 25.
It has also opened a new biomass depot in Perranporth which is home to its installation teams and moved to larger offices at Pool Innovation Centre.
Happy Energy CEO, Adrian Wright, said: “The benefits of biomass have really struck home with people across Cornwall who use oil or LPG for heating and hot water and are fed up with paying more for their heating bills than those on mains gas.
“Not only has the response to our free initiative been fantastic but we have also seen a lot of interest from people who want to buy their own biomass system from us and tap into the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive which will see homeowners receiving regular payments over the next seven years and businesses receiving payments over the next 20 years for fitting them.”