Eco company putting all its energy into expanding its pioneering services
A Lancashire building services design consultancy is developing a system which should help reduce energy demand and carbon emissions by harnessing energy which is going to waste and converting it into electricity.
Arrow Energy, which has offices in Morecambe and Yorkshire, is pioneering a new termal electrical generator known as Prometheus.
Alistair Fletcher, who founded Arrow in 2015, said: “This will be more efficient and also lighter than what is currently on the market.”
The system harvests existing waste heat energy to produce electricity.
It is being developed by Blackburn-based EU ECO Technologies and partners, with funding from the National Aerospace Technology Programme and the UK Space Agency.
“As part of a team involved in the intellectual property of the technology and also holding 100% of the UK distribution rights, it is an exciting time for the business,” said Alistair.
“Arrow are also the integration engineers, so being involved directly in the design interface with the customer will expand our experience and knowledge, which we are always looking for as engineers.”
He added: “We believe developing new technology such as Prometheus requires a solid understanding of how the existing domestic, commercial and industrial systems presently operate.
“This understanding enables the potential of improving energy efficiency across a broad range of sectors and opens up the possibility of new technology integration.”
The company is also looking to expand, even in this time of economic uncertainty.
Having has just opened an office in North Leeds, Alistair said he is planning to expand operations further in Yorkshire.
Alistair said he was inspired to create his own company after previously working in heavy industry, which was powered by fossil fuels. He said: “I decided I was more comfortable working in a sustainable environment where the focus was on reducing energy consumption and using more renewable sources of energy.”
The company provides a hands-on service to guide all aspects of a project’s mechanical and electrical design, from concept through to completion.
It works with architects, builders and estate managers to design innovative energy systems to ensure the most sustainable and efficient generation and distribution of heat and power.
It does much of its work across Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire, but has also been involved in numerous projects across the country.
The company has worked closely with the National Trust, which has set itself a goal of generating 50% of the energy used at properties it directly manages from renewable sources by February next year.
Arrow has offered independent advice about energy consumption and potential practical solutions at more than 20 of the Trust’s properties across the country.
The company is also working closely with Tretonia (UK), which contracted Arrow to develop the mechanical and electrical design for its prestigious EPC A-rated housing development at Viver Green near Hincaster, Cumbria.
This has resulted in highly-insulated homes heated by air source heat pumps and solar PV panels.