ENERGY SECTORS

Wind

Onshore wind energy has established itself as a mature, clean and productive technology and is now the UK’s largest source of renewable energy generation. Harnessing the power of the wind to generate electricity, wind turbines have proved very popular in the agricultural and rural communities where projects ranging from small single turbines to much larger multi-turbine schemes have helped their owners to reduce their Co2 emissions, increase their income and reduce their power bills.

Biomass

Biomass is biological material derived from living or recently living organisms. In the context of biomass for energy this includes wood (pellet, log and chip), straw, manure, sugar cane and many other byproducts from a variety of agricultural processes. There are a variety of agricultural / rural applications for the heat generated including poultry sheds, farm houses and estates, outbuildings, greenhouses and holiday homes.

Business Support

There are a number of activities associated with the installation of most renewable energy schemes, including planning and environmental approval, financing and tax, power purchase agreements (PPAs), connecting said project to the grid and the legal ramifications. A variety of organisations are on hand at the Energy Now Expo to discuss these issues and guide you through the processes

Heat Pumps

Heat Pumps draw their heat from a number of different sources, such as ground, air and water. In the case of ground and water; heat is absorbed into a fluid inside a loop of pipe buried underground/in the water, which passes through a compressor to raise the temperature, which is then used for heating water in homes, dairies, holiday homes and a number of other applications. Air source heat pumps work in a similar fashion, extracting the heat from outside air..

Hydro

Flowing water generates electricity when channelled through water turbines. The pressure of the flowing water on turbine blades rotates a shaft and drives an electrical generator, converting the motion into electrical energy. Hydropower has proved popular amongst farmers and landowners with access to a waterway and provides a reliable and unobtrusive renewable energy option.

Energy Efficiency

There are a number of measures available to make energy saving improvements in your home and business such as low level lighting, insulation and smart meters. Offsetting the heat/power being used by installing a renewable energy scheme is an important step, however evaluating the energy being used, and reducing where possible, is also a vital way of reducing your carbon footprint and bills. It is also important, when considering this topic, to examine the efficiency of your renewable energy scheme, and make improvements where necessary.

AD and BioGas

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the breakdown of organic material, including crops, slurries and food waste, by micro-organisms in the absence of oxygen. AD produces biogas, a methane-rich gas that can be used as a fuel, and digestate, a source of nutrients that can be used as a fertiliser. Increasingly AD is being used to make the most of our waste by turning it into renewable energy. AD benefits many different groups; including the local community, industry, farmers and energy entrepreneurs, government and the environment.

Association

Representing businesses, lobbying government on behalf of members and helping to drive the growth of (in this case) the renewable energy, agricultural and rural sectors are some of the key responsibilities of trade associations.

Solar

Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don't need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used in many ways, including lighting, household appliances and refrigeration. Solar power has proved extremely popular in the agricultural and rural communities, with power generation systems being installed on rooftops, such as barns and houses, as well as in fields, known as solar farms, providing a much larger level of power, typically exported back to the grid. Solar thermal systems are also available – capturing the sun’s radiation to warm water.

Energy Storage

Energy storage is the storage of potential energy to be used at a later time. Common examples of energy storage include batteries, thermal, pumped hydro and compression technologies.

Please reload

QUICK LINKS

SHOW DATES

TUES 3RD MARCH 2020

OPENING TIMES: 09:00 - 17:00

WEDS 4TH MARCH 2020

OPENING TIMES: 09:00 - 16:30

FOLLOW US //

  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle

ENERGY & RURAL BUSINESS SHOWS BROUGHT TO YOU BY

- RENEWABLE ENERGY EVENTS                      BY MCCULLOUGH MOORE

- EAST OF ENGLAND ARENA