Every source of renewable energy is unique and therefore has its own benefits and costs.
Wind, solar and biomass provide a variety of benefits for our climate, economy and health.
With sustainability at the heart of every businesses’ mind and consistent increasing costs of gas and electricity businesses and consumers are becoming increasingly concerned regarding the price of their utility bills.
The road to becoming greener is now no longer viewed as a luxury. In fact, the majority of people are now being proactive with regards to their energy strategy.
Green energy solutions are now perceived as an investment opportunity and with the UK Government’s generous payback schemes and green deal grants on offer more and more domestic and commercial contracts are coming to fruition.
Jason McGrinder, Managing Director of Nexus Energy Solutions, recently stated:
“The renewable sector is gathering stronger momentum every day and our customers are realising the benefits of going green as it just makes good economic sense.”
In terms of green energy solutions, wind energy is perceived as the most common source of renewable energy in the United Kingdom.
The benefits of wind energy are irrefutable.
These type of green energy solutions are financially sound as the power of wind generates ‘free’ energy.
An increased number of wind farms are popping up around the UK which ultimately supply the national grid. An increasing trend in the commercial sector is seeing wind power production being moved offshore.
In terms of the domestic sector, an increasing number of small-scale users are now opting to generate their own electricity supply using smaller wind turbines.
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Wind turbines require planning permission and if more than three turbines are being installed an Environmental Impact Assessment must be undertaken.
Another advantage of window power is that successful wind turbines can operate at estimated speeds of 4-7 m/s.
For domestic users, wind power is seen as one of the most efficient and viable self-generation green energy solutions.
In years to come, as technology advances and develops they will become much more efficient.
Generally, for large, free-standing wind turbines the pay-back period is estimated to be roughly 4-8 years.
Biomass energy makes up some 85% of UK’s renewable energy.
Usually, these type of green energy options pay-back within 5-12 years.
Biomass green energy systems are able to be used in conjunction with a combined heat and power plant to deliver electricity and heat.
However, while burning biomass releases less emissions than standard fossil fuels, any green energy solutions must be compliant with legislation such as the Clean Air Act.
Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity and are available in various formats. This includes cladding, roof tiles and custom glazing
The advantage of Solar panels is that they do not need much maintenance and don’t need any planning permission. This make solar panels an efficient green energy solution for businesses.
For further information regarding solar panels Scotland & the rest of the UK please contact Nexus Energy Solutions on 01413 452 180.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
These type of heat pumps use heat which is naturally held in the ground.
Geothermal green energy solutions can be used in areas where the heat from the earth’s interior rises to the surface as hot springs or steam.
Ground source heat pumps utilise pipes to send heat from the ground up to buildings.
Generally this type of green energy solution has a payback period of more than 15 years – and will often need appropriate permissions from the Environment Agency.
Contact Nexus Energy Solutions Ltd. to find out more about our green energy solutions – 01413 452 180 or e-mail us – firstname.lastname@example.org