SUSTAINABILITY > RENEWABLE ENERGY
Business Renewable Energy Solutions
As part of our sustainability strategy, we offer a range of power from renewable sources. This includes anything from solar, wind and biomass.
Through these green energy sources, Flame Energy are able to support your business’ commitment to a sustainable future through either your own onsite generation alongside the use of batteries or through our accredited Supplier Network for your energy contracts. What could be part of your renewable contract?
We’ll work with our network of suppliers to find the best renewable energy contract for your business. As a part of your renewable energy contract, you could have access to a variety of renewable energy sources. These could include:
Solar energy is created through solar panels. These panels convert sunlight into energy using photovoltaic panels or mirrors which are used to concentrate solar rays. This energy can then be used in your business, sold back to the grid, or stored in a battery to be used during times of higher demand or when there is less sunlight.
Wind generation is the UK’s leading source of renewable energy, accounting for nearly 30% of the total electricity demand. With more and more investment each year, the UK now has 11,000 wind turbines and counting.
Hydroelectric power is a reliable source of green energy that is just starting to make its mark on the green energy scene. This type of renewable energy only counts for just over 1% of the UK’s energy generation in the last year. However, this is mainly due to the fact that many hydroelectric sites are in protected locations and the high set up costs for large hydroelectric power stations.
Biomass refers to any type of organic matter used and combusted for energy. This ranges from wood pellets from waste material to biogas. The production of biomass may release CO2 during the burning stage, but the organic matter has grown naturally, absorbing CO2 during the process. This is called the carbon cycle. This type of energy is a great source of renewable energy as it releases no extra carbon and can be regenerated.
Why choose Flame Energy?
Through our renewable energy services we specialise in procuring 100% green gas and electricity contracts on your business’s behalf. The need for green energy today is greater than ever. Our industry experts are on hand to guide you in a path towards sourcing green energy for your business.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Renewable energy is energy that does not come from fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal or oil. Renewable energy is that which comes from renewable sources which do not deplete over time.
These include biomass (burning waste products such as pellets made form wood shavings); wind power; solar. Hydro electricity and geothermal (energy that comes from the ground).
In the UK, wind is the most abundant source of renewable energy. In 2022, 28.5% of our demanded electricity came from wind power.
Renewables can have good and bad days in terms of generation so it is important to have a mixture of the different types of renewable energy sources as well as stored electricity. For example, solar panels may not generate as much on overcast days as they do on sunny days, and wind power will obviously vary depending on the strength of the wind.
In terms of emissions nuclear energy is potentially the cleanest energy. However, one needs to take into account the waste produced.
The cheapest renewable energy sources are solar and wind. For a normal sized company solar is the best option as they can go on any roof and do not necessarily need bright sunshine to generate power.
At the moment, we cannot rely 100% on being able to use only renewable energy due to having days with little sun and wind. But as technology progresses and through development of storage such as batteries, getting 100% of our energy from renewable sources is possible in the future.
Solar is the most accessible source of renewable energy to businesses as it is easy to install with few legal barriers. This combined with a renewable energy contract would mean a business is only using renewable energy.
If you are choosing to install your own power generation – such as solar panels, the best investments would be solar in the majority of cases.