So where does ours come from?

Our renewable energy comes from a range of environmentally friendly sources, we've gone into more detail about each below...

Water Turbine

Hydropower

Hydropower is electricity generated by the passage of water through a turbine, which causes a dynamo to spin. Hydropower is one of the greatest renewable energy sources on Earth, currently accounting for 20% of the world's electricity and 90% of all renewable output.

Hydropower plants are comparatively cheap to build, easy to maintain and are one of the most efficient electricity generating sources. Some countries are already highly reliant on hydropower; Norway, for example, sources 99% of its electricity from hydropower plants.

Wind Turbines

Wind

Wind renewable energy uses large blades to spin a dynamo inside the turbine. Many countries have access to wind, although supply is intermittent. Onshore wind turbines are fairly cheap and easy to run. However, they have less generation capacity than offshore wind turbines, which have a stronger and more predictable supply of wind but are more expensive to install and can be difficult to maintain.

The UK has great wind renewable energy potential, particularly in the off-shore market, and around 40% of Europe's wind resource blows over the UK.

Solar Panels

Solar

Solar renewable energy, also known as photovoltaic renewable energy, harnesses the power of the sun to produce electricity. Solar cells convert the sun's energy into electricity through semiconductors. Although a complicated technology, solar PV can be deployed in compact panels, turning roofs into the perfect energy-generating platform.

In the right environment, photovoltaic energy is predictable and, for this reason, solar renewable energy is popular in southern Europe.

Silo

Anaerobic digestion

Anaerobic digestion produces electricity through the decomposition of organic matter in silos, with the addition of microorganisms and in the absence of oxygen. It is similar to composting, although this takes place with oxygen.

Manure, vegetation and wastewater are common additions to AD silos. The process by which these products are broken down creates methane, which is then burned to produce electricity. The surplus of these raw materials and the by-product of sanitised compost ensure that anaerobic digestion renewable energy plants can often be found on farms.

Biomass

Biomass

Biomass renewable energy can be generated in a number of ways but it is derived ultimately from plant matter. This can include dead wood from forests, although most biomass is grown specifically for electricity generation. Popular biomass crops include willow, hemp and poplar. Logs can be used but it is common, and more energy efficient, to use dense wooden pellets.

Flower patch

Biomethane

The green gas we supply is sourced from Biomethane, which is a natural occurring gas produced by the anaerobic digestion of organic matter such as household and agricultural waste. As Biomethane is produced from organic matter which is replenishable and produced worldwide it is classified as renewable energy, therefore helping you to lower your CO2 footprint!