We all know we need to act more responsibly and for the last number of years, the emphasis has been on businesses to behave more sustainably. There are now several renewable energy technologies on the market which can make it difficult to choose which is best suited to your business. Enerpower are at hand to help you decide which technology is the right renewable approach for your business. By conducting a site survey and feasibility study, Enerpower provides you all the information needed to make your decision.
What is renewable energy and why is it important for your business?
Renewable energy is commonly known as clean energy as it comes from natural resources that are replenished such as sunlight, wind, and water.
Renewable energy can save your business money by reducing your energy overhead, it is better for the environment as your business reduces carbon output, and creates a green business image for your customers. Consumers are becoming more aware of the impacts they are having on our environment they are making a conscious decision to choose companies with sustainable processes in place.
Technologies available to businesses
Solar for business
If your business has adequate rooftop space or relevant ground space, then installing solar pv panels can reduce your electricity bills and boost your green credentials. Solar panels work off energy taken from sunlight and convert it to electricity. Solar energy installations have become increasingly attractive to businesses over the last number of years, as various incentives have been introduced such as government funding. Learn more about solar pv here.
Learn more about the government funding available here: Solar panel grants
Wind energy for my business
If your business has land and you look like to take advantage of the industry’s most recognizable product, then you might wish to consider wind turbine installation. Wind Energy generation is not suited to urban areas mainly due to the reduced airflow that would be needed to operate a turbine. Despite being the most expensive technology to install, wind energy can produce a significant return on investment for your business. Waterford company Flahavans installed a wind turbine, click here to read more.
Heat Pumps for my business
Heat pumps work by drawing heat energy from the surrounding environment such as air, water and land. Heat pumps produce regulated heat which keeps your building warm. Heat pumps are an ideal way to heat your business, however, please ensure that all the latest insulation and energy savings measures are in place in order to receive the most benefit. Killarney-based company Tricel has benefited from the installation of 3 heat pumps on site, read more.
Biomass Heating for my business
Biomass boilers operate off natural organic resources from either directly from plants or indirectly from industrial or commercial waste products. By burning natural resources, you are emitting significantly fewer emissions than you would if you were burning fossil fuel products such as coal, oil or gas. Biomass heating systems are reliable and can be stored and used on demand. Wexford tomatoes have seen the benefits of a biomass boiler installation, read more.
One area that concerns businesses that are looking to make the transition to renewable energy is the need for planning permission. Enerpower has an experienced in-house team who will look after your full planning application process. Renewable energy installation are being encouraged by our government and therefore the majority of applications are granted. Of course, some applications are more complicated than others for example wind turbine applications are more complicated and difficult. It is highly unlikely you will receive planning permission for a wind turbine installation in urban areas.
There are a variety of renewable energy options available to businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs. From solar pv panels to a heating solution, Enerpower offer it all, now is the time to take control of your energy costs and make a difference to the environment.
Call Enerpower today on 051 364 054 to discuss your option further.
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