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.
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.