Today’s entry from Greenbang’s special report on UK Clean Tech Start-up businesses is about Onzo, just one of the many companies found in the report.
- Founder/Chief Executive: Joel Hagan
- Founding date: February 2007
- Number of employees: 17
- Turnover: £7 million+ contract with
- Scottish & Southern Energy
- Website: www.onzo.co.uk
“Where smart consumer and smart grid meet.” Onzo’s products help consumers to monitor their electricity usage, but it doesn’t stop there. As a consumer, you get a sleek display that gives realtime data on energy consumption.You can view the data on your PC, track energy use and download personalised tips.
The company also works with power suppliers, which distribute the product, giving them an opportunity to strengthen relations with customers.
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These smart meter makers are very smart indeed. As the company says on its website: “We can help to transform your business from solely supplying energy to the more sustainable business of providing tailor-made energy services.”
Scottish and Southern Energy is so impressed it has not only invested in the company but has secured exclusive rights to distribute Onzo’s products in the UK and Ireland.
The device can fit through a letterbox (no waiting at home for the delivery driver), can be recycled at the end of its life (green commitment all the way through) and has the sort of interface anyone could understand.
It’s not a big stretch to see why such a concept could prove popular. The company has done so well.