Every nook and corner of the world is experiencing the intense impact of global warming. The increasing carbon emission has been identified as one of the significant factors adding fuel to it. In this pivotal moment, one of the most reliable and sustainable methods for reducing carbon footprint and generate power is the utilisation of renewable energy resources. Realising the same, the U.K. government is introducing various schemes to provide financial support for renewable energy, thus encouraging wider adoption and technological development. The Renewable Obligation scheme was introduced in U.K. to promote renewable electricity generation for large scale installations, and it rewards renewable output over the lifetime of a project. On the other hand, the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme is designed to support small scale renewable installations up to 5MW. Through FiT, generators are paid a tariff for every unit of electricity they produce, and any electricity not used on site can be sold back into the Grid while receiving extra payment.
Furthermore, with high average wind speeds, the U.K. is well placed to take advantage of wind power and invests in both onshore and offshore wind farms for energy production. Besides, hydroelectric power and state-of-the-art solar power are becoming more common with rapid innovation and advanced technologies.
Understanding the changing times, Energy CIO Insights has compiled a list of top renewable energy solution providers in the U.K. for harnessing the power of technology to efficiently utilise renewable energy resources, enable low-cost power generation, and enhance the customer experience. We are glad to feature Surrey-based VerdErg Renewable Energy on our annual list of renewable energy solution providers. The company has designed the Venturi-Enhanced Turbine Technology (VETT), which generates low-head hydropower by exploiting the Venturi effect to concentrate the hydraulic energy of a large, low-head flow into a smaller, high-head secondary flow.
With several innovative technological capabilities and success stories up its sleeves, these companies are continually proving its expertise in the field of renewable energy solutions. We hope this issue of Energy CIO Insights will help you build a partnership to migrate to a technologically-driven and sustainable power generation environment.
We present to you Energy CIO Insights' "Top 10 Renewable Energy Solution Providers in U.K.— 2019."