Biomass power is electricity generated from organic materials, usually sourced from the forestry and agriculture sectors.
Geothermal energy is the energy stored below the surface of the Earth. The thermal energy is contained within the rock and fluids which can be found from shallow ground to several miles below the surface.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Hydrogen is a very abundant element, which can be produced in an electrolyser using renewable electricity. This converts water into hydrogen and oxygen using the electricity, and the hydrogen gas can then be compressed stored in high pressure cylinders.
The cost of new offshore wind has fallen dramatically over the last few years. It is now one of the lowest cost options for new power in the UK and is now cheaper than new gas and nuclear power.
Wind turbines harness the energy of moving air to rotate the blades and generate electricity. Onshore wind refers to the turbines found on land, while offshore turbines tend to be located far out at sea, such as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
Our sun is a nuclear reactor which emits energy in the form of photons to our planet every day. We call this Solar Energy.
Tidal power, often also referred to as tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that harnesses the energy found in ocean tides to produce electricity or other forms of renewable energy.
Ocean waves are generated by the action of winds on the surface of the world’s oceans and both this generation mechanism and the ability of water waves to propagate over large distances make ocean wave energy one of the most concentrated sources of renewable energy available.