Sustainable energy is the future of the energy sector and this article will look at three different types of renewable energy generation.
A sustainable energy resource that has been utilised for a long time is hydroelectric power. This type of energy creation has been employed since the Ancient Greeks, however the first example of using it to create electricity was in the later part of the 19th century. This sustainable energy source can create a tremendous amount of energy, although it requires the construction of a dam which is of course very costly. Once the dam has been developed the energy production is free, so it is one the most cost-effective forms of energy production following the primary costs have been covered. The Energias De Portugal financiers have acknowledged this as an energy resource that will grow, as they have started a digitalisation of their hydroelectric plants around Europe. Through modernising older dams it will entail more proficient electricity production and distribution, which in turn will mean lowered energy fees for clients.
Just about the most common types of renewable energy in the UK is the transfer of wind energy into electricity, this is unsurprisingly due to the reasonably constant winds. On the south shoreline of England, there is a tremendous wind farm that is comprised of 116 turbines, which are visible from the coastline. The power generated from this wind farm will supply many homes and its development was agreed by the E.ON shareholders in 2014, however the development is still ongoing. The turbines are supposed to run for about 25 years, meaning they are a long-term investment and source of energy. The off-shore wind farm is beneficial as it utilises strong ocean winds, whilst being out of the way. No land is used, which saves funding in terms of acquiring or renting space to construct them, but of course there are extra costs in developing wind turbines out at sea. Although it is not the most continuous type of clean energy, it is still a popular one, especially in seaside areas.
The most obtainable sustainable solution for the average client is solar energy. It is not an extremely high cost for people to fit solar panels to the roofs or sides of their homes, and it then lowers their bills. As fitting solar panels has a relatively quick payback time, it has made it the most popular sustainable home energy solution. Even though this tech is moderately new, it has developed faster than most other sustainable energy forms, and especially in nations with hardly any rainfall or cloud cover. There are lots of solar power plants throughout Europe and the Edison shareholders control 9 major ones in Italy, which are spread over the whole nation. The nature of solar energy of course means that it is far more practical in the more southern areas of Europe, so Italy is a ideal place for businesses to build solar farms.