Many businesses consider the change from fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas, to renewable energies such as wind, solar and geothermal is cost prohibitive. But since the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive dictated that the Government had to reduce its carbon footprint to reach a target by 2020, the market has changed considerably, and renewables are fast becoming a fundamental part of building and design projects.
The major obstacle most organisations consider is the initial investment required in renewable technologies. But in order to gain some benefits from renewables you don’t necessarily need to undertake a huge outlay in a blanket of solar panels or a huge wind turbine that dominates the landscape. There are plenty of practical ways to utilise renewable technologies, reduce your environmental impact and still see cost benefits in your energy usage.
Renewable energies have the potential and capacity to meet global energy needs, and using the economies of scale, the more we use renewable technologies, the cheaper they will get. In addition, more usage across the commercial and industrial sectors will also help improve technologies, which in turn will create more cost benefits. Some of the biggest companies in the world (Apple, Amazon, Wal-Mart) use renewable technologies, primarily because it is economically prudent to do so, but also because it fits in with their environmental and social responsibilities. With the help of Robinsons, there are several ways you can do this too.
Commercial and industrial organisations are increasingly looking at biomass heating, solar photovoltaic panels, solar hot water, air and ground source heat pumps and combined heat and power units. Our fully-trained and qualified engineers can design a package to suit your organisation from initial drawings, through to installation. But the crucial aspect is finding a solution that is appropriate to your organisation, and will deliver real value and the performance levels you need, not just something that is a token gesture. We will look at your geographical location, what resources you have available and what power and energy levels you require across all aspects of your organisation.
Ultimately, you are looking at real benefits across the board from using these renewable energies, which are:
You are making use of secure, renewable and local resources
You are reducing your dependence on fossil fuels and helping the Government reach its EU targets
You are contributing to the reduced production of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases
You are helping promote the renewables industry and creating jobs in it
You are reducing your energy bills, and in some cases could even produce an income by trading your surplus energy
We have a team of biomass engineers, air source heat pump installers, ground source heat pump installers and commercial heating engineers who can advise which technology is right for your organisation. There are different versions of all the technologies available which offer options across the economical scale, and which our engineers can discuss with you, and the long term benefits of installing renewable technologies will be fully explained, because essentially, the right solution for you is out there.