Our Story

Here at Cactus Energy, we know that the transition to renewable power is inevitable. It’s not a question of if, but when. Not only are renewables vital in reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change, but they will eventually become the only option for energy production. While solar and wind energy are getting cheaper by the week, oil and gas are getting more and more expensive. One day, they will run out completely.

The Cactus story started with a man called Tom Schofield. Having worked in the energy sector for several years, Tom decided that he could do it better. He knew there was a way to get cheaper and cleaner energy to people, being driven by passion rather than profit. He was quickly proved right, and thus the Cactus community was born.

Our Mission:

Make renewable energy more accessible for everyone, in order to save our customers money, reduce their carbon footprint and future-proof their homes.

Years of Expertise

Our first ever customer was Povey’s Oatcakes – their factory in Staffordshire runs 24/7 to produce a whopping 1700 packets of oatcakes a day! We designed and managed the install of an 11.3kW solar panel system, cutting their energy bills by 45% and saving 5.5 tonnes of CO2 a year. That’s equivalent to planting 6.5 acres, or 5 football fields, of forest. We’re still in touch with Povey’s today, advising them on ways to improve their energy efficiency and developing other solutions for their properties.

Since those early days, the Cactus Energy team has grown and we now pull expertise from years of combined knowledge and experience in the world of sustainability.

Why 'Cactus'?

Cacti plants harvest energy from sunlight, just like solar panels. Both gather light energy and convert it into a usable energy form – cacti produce stored chemical energy and solar panels produce electrical energy.
The cactus is also a symbol of endurance, strength and resilience, known for its ability to adapt and thrive in trying environments. We all need to be more cactus. The climate is changing, bringing increasingly harsh conditions. Let’s adapt, work with the planet rather than against it, so we can thrive and grow stronger.

Our Services

Our expertise lies in our ability to provide bespoke renewable solutions. With an extensive range of renewable technologies at our fingertips, we can design the perfect energy system for your home or business.

What’s more, we manage the entire installation process. Your dedicated Project Manager will be with you every step of the way, taking care of all the arrangements from project inception to completion.

You just have to sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that you’re saving money and doing your bit for the planet. 

We are buzzing to be partnered with the incredible charity Protect Our Winters (POW), who are leading the outdoor community in the fight against climate change. 

Save money and build a
low carbon future


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