Thinking of Getting your Business a Renewable Strategy
When it comes to making a business commitment to becoming energy smart there are 3 options on the table...
- Reduce energy waste;
- Improve energy efficiency;
- Choose renewable energy sources.
For option 3 - renewables there are a few cards your business can play.
Hydro - not really an option unless you own a river or lake!
Geothermal - expensive to drill boreholes, can be an option with a well insulated building and heat-pump.
Solar - photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar
power and solar thermal tubes/panels. PV and solar thermal can be good options if space is available.
Tide, wave, ocean - location limited and cost prohibitive.
Wind - onshore and offshore. Can be highly cost effective but limited due to locations.
Biomass - solid biomass, biogas, bioliquids. Options depending on fuel source availability.
Aerothermal and hydrothermal - heat-pumps can be an effective option if location and building type sufficient.