Sun, wind and waste
Renewable energy is energy captured from natural resources, such as wind, rain, tides, sunlight and geothermal heat. These resources are naturally replenished or 'renewable'. They offer a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels and can help drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
There are financial benefits too. The government introduced Feed in Tariffs (FITs) in April 2010 to incentivise small scale (less than 5MW), low carbon energy generation. The scheme introduced a generation tariff which pays a sum of money for any energy generated even if it is used by the site where it is generated. Any extra electricity that is generated and not used can be sold back to the grid.
The introduction of FITs has led to an increase in renewable electricity production from organisations, businesses, communities and individuals.
If you are interested in generating your own electricity but don't know where to start, E4environment can help!
For information on E4environment Ltd and Eco2Solar's collaboration for Agrovista click here.