Challoch Energy is a bespoke specialist in energy research and consulting.
Based in Belgium, with clients in Europe and North America, its core expertise is in low carbon energy options: Energy Efficiency, Combined Heat and Power and Renewable Energy in addition to storage & grid flexibility and looking at the crossover between energy and transport.
Challoch Energy was established to assist organisations in responding to energy and environmental challenges. It is an independent company that provides high quality research, analysis and strategic solutions for commercial clients, governments and NGOs.
Challoch is a place name associated with South West Scotland primarily. It is from the Gaelic teallach, meaning a hearth and specifically a smith’s forge. The hearth in the domestic dwelling has always been the vital part of the home, providing warmth, energy for cooking and a place to gather. Even today, the hearth, be it an open fire, wood-burning stove or even the oven in the kitchen holds a magnetic attraction for people. Also, before the twentieth century the blacksmith was an important element of both the rural and industrial communities. So much so that for every farms or so there was one blacksmith.
Challoch Energy updates this term by looking at modern energy systems, from single family houses all the way to industrial complexes, in all of which clean low carbon energy has its place.