What is green energy?
Green Energy, often called renewable energy, is generated from natural resources such as the sun, wind, and water, using technology which ensures that the energy stores are naturally replenished. Our green solutions give you access to the most cost effective renewables.
You may have heard of these energy types as the race against climate change has resurfaced in mainstream news. That is why there has been a revival of sorts in the green energy industry. The demand for low carbon or zero carbon emission based energy sources is more prevalent now than ever before.
The most common types of green energy are:
- Solar – commonly attached to the roof of a building or placed in solar ‘farms’
- Hydro – There are several types of hydropower but the most common is running water hydro that uses the running water from a dam to generate electricity.
- Wind – If you’ve not heard of them you’ve undoubtedly seen them! Wind turbines take the kinetic energy from the wind and generates electricity
- Biomass – Probably the least appealing of the lot! Biomass takes organic materials and converts them into useful gasses than can be burnt, much like natural gas, into heat and electricity!
The UK uses mostly wind, solar and biomass for energy generation. So if you’re switching to a green tariff, these three sources will more than likely be what powers your home, office or work building!
The great thing about utilising these energy sources is that you can purchase and install them on-site. Using solar PV or wind turbines large and small companies can take control of their usage and spending. All while benefiting from useful savings and ditching harmful fuels like natural gas and coal!
How can it benefit you and your business?
There are lots of good reasons to use renewables. You will be:
- making use of secure and local resources
- reducing your dependence on non-renewable energy
- helping to reduce the production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases
- creating new jobs in the renewable market
- reducing your energy bills. In some cases you can generate income by selling your surplus energy back to your energy provider