Businesses making a strategic shift towards greener energy sources are becoming increasingly ambitious. Instead of utilising the benefits of a single renewable energy product, UK businesses and organisations, especially those with large carbon footprints and hefty energy bills, are investing in a combination of complimentary green technologies. A bespoke solution, combining renewable technologies, will maximise energy bill savings and carbon reductions.
With pay gaps and inequality in the workplace remaining a hot topic, how does our sector compare with a close relative like technology?
Community renewable energy projects are growing in popularity with each passing day. Driven by concern about climate change, communities up and down the country are investing in renewable energy projects to cut their carbon footprints.
Solar panel manufacturers currently use a gold-based gluey paste to fix fragile solar PV cells to the electrodes on solar PV panels. Gold, being a very expensive commodity has a large impact on the price of solar products and can account for as much as 30 per cent of the production cost. Solar power in countries such as the US is already a viable alternative to fossil fuels such as oil and gas generated power. Lets hope this will ensure the longevity of solar power in the UK.
Cheap African solar energy could power UK homes in 2018.The scheme would provide power for in excess of 2 million UK homes and would fit with the current policy to curb planning for some of the very large solar farm schemes that have been allowed by planners to blight some of our rural landscape. Not only has this happened with Solar but also wind turbines. Sadly, the way the government has legislated means even the most sensible planners had their hands tied behind their backs.
Sometimes, energy companies struggle to innovate their market sectors, and release the 'same old, same old'. What the market needs is strong, more purposeful designs that not only cost less, but provide a more efficient product.