Renewable energy guide

Explore the main sources of renewable energy and assess whether using renewable technologies is a viable option for your business.

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Overview 

As well as reducing your greenhouse gas emissions, using renewable energy sources can offer a wide range of benefits to your business including lower energy bills, energy price stability, security of energy, 'green' credentials, and the possibility of selling electricity back to the grid at a premium.

Contents 

  • Renewable energy overview
  • Renewable energy opportunities
    • How to select a renewable energy technology
    • Wind power
    • Solar electricity (photovoltaics)
    • Solar water heating
    • Biomass
    • Anaerobic digestion
    • Ground-source heat pumps
    • Air-source heat pumps
    • Small-scale hydro-electric power
  • Renewable energy funding and grants
  • Useful websites
  • Next steps to take when assessing the renewable energy options

Published: January 2018
Publication code: CTV010v3​

This guide was produced as part of the Green Business Fund programme which ended in 2019.

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