HBS New Energies to rebrand as UPOWA to accelerate its mission to power a sustainable future
HBS New Energies (a trading name of HBS NE Limited), a market-leading renewable energy services expert and part of the Brickability Group PLC, are today excited to announce plans to rebrand to UPOWA.
UPOWA is currently the product business within HBS NE Limited. It develops and supplies roof-integrated solar and electric vehicle charging products to help the housebuilding and construction industries tackle the significant sustainability and carbon-reduction challenges to deliver zero-carbon ready homes and buildings.
The move to bring HBS New Energies under the UPOWA brand will allow the business to accelerate the journey to net-zero and provide their customers – the UK’s leading housing developers, construction companies and commercial businesses – with a “one-stop-shop” of sustainable technology products and specialist services, all from one trusted source.
The rebranding of HBS New Energies to UPOWA will be effective from 16th May 2022. Customers will continue to receive company updates as the business rolls out the changes.
HBS New Energies has a long-established name in the renewables industry. Over the last 14 years, it has built an unrivalled track record in the housebuilding, construction, and commercial industries.
Over that time its expert team has designed and installed solar PV systems on more than 15,000 buildings nationwide. These include new build homes, schools, civic buildings, hospitals, universities, manufacturing plants, distribution centres and water treatment sites, to name a few.
Today, HBS New Energies is the solar PV, battery storage and EV charging technology partner of choice for forward-thinking organisations. It is at the forefront of future-proofing new homes and buildings for net-zero, reducing energy costs and carbon emissions.
James Bull, Managing Director of HBS NE Limited, said:
“Following the acquisition of HBS NE Limited by Brickability Group PLC last year, we have been busy preparing for rapid growth. This has been driven by new Building Regulations, the UK’s Net Zero Strategy and rising energy costs. Under the trading name UPOWA, our valued clients will benefit from fully-integrated, purpose-built sustainable technology solutions to help achieve their zero-carbon goals.
We have an exciting future ahead of us. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued customers for their loyalty over the years and very much look forward to working together to power a more sustainable future.”
Your questions answered about the rebrand
Following our announcement to bring HBS New Energies under the UPOWA brand name, we wanted to answer some of the questions that have been raised by customers about the process and how it may affect them. Here, we share these questions along with our answers:
1. When will the rebrand of HBS New Energies to UPOWA officially happen?
HBS New Energies will unite under one common brand from 16th May 2022.
2. Who is UPOWA?
UPOWA is a trading name of HBS NE Limited, a leading provider of sustainable technology products, designed specifically to meet the needs of the housebuilding and construction industry.
3. Why is HBS New Energies changing its name to UPOWA?
The move to bring HBS New Energies under the UPOWA brand will allow the business to accelerate the journey to net-zero and provide customers – the UK’s leading housing developers, construction companies and commercial businesses – with a “one-stop-shop” of sustainable technology products and specialist services, all from one trusted source.
4. Will HBS New Energies service offering change?
The design, installation and maintenance of sustainable technologies that include solar PV, battery storage and EV chargers will not change. The business will continue to operate in the housebuilding, construction, and commercial industries. By aligning services with product lines will strengthen the business’s integrated offering to help customers achieve their net-zero requirements.
5. Will contracts need to change?
Contracts will not change. They will remain under HBS NE Limited. There will be no action needed to novate existing contracts unless you are contacted by us. All contract orders moving forward must be raised in HBS NE Limited.
6. How to contact the UPOWA Team from 16th May 2022.
For general enquiries please call 02380 987499 or visit upowa.co.uk. Customers will receive updates on department contact details as the business rolls out the changes.