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Ten Interesting Renewable Energy Facts

Green energy is increasingly a popular choice these days and economical around the world. Here at Fidelity Energy, we’re working hard to promote renewable energy. We know it could solve so many of our worries like climate change on a global scale, air pollution in our towns and cities, and acidity in our oceans.

Let us embrace new renewable technology and take a look at ten facts that reveal what the future could hold for all of us…

1. Renewable energy sources, like wind and solar power, now generate almost a third of the UK’s electricity.

2. The main forms of renewable energy are: solar, wind, hydro, biofuel and geothermal and these sources are all continually replenished.

3. Just 1 wind turbine (25% output) can generate enough electricity to power over 1,000 (average UK homes).

4. Amazingly, as of 2017, China builds 2 wind turbines every hour!

5. Renewable energy creates 5 times more jobs than fossil fuels.

6. Solar power may account for the world’s main source of power by 2050…

7. And Europe and North Africa could run on 100% renewable energy by 2050.

8. Around 71% of the planet is made up from water, so it makes sense that this is currently the most commonly used renewable source. Providing the energy for over 28 million people.

9. In 2016, Portugal made history by running on renewable energy alone for 107 hours.

10. Megabucks: the renewable energy industry is growing fast. By next year, the global market is expected to be worth £600 billion!

Hopefully, these facts have provided some insight into the incredible world of renewable energy and the endless possibilities that are all around us. Read our How Do I Reduce Carbon and Business Energy Costs? blog to find out how to cut your carbon footprint and save on your business energy bills.

Resources: OVO Energy, Cleantechnica, Wind Watch.

How to reduce your energy consumption

These 5 top tips could help you reduce your company’s energy consumption and therefore lower your energy costs.

Research conducted by Printerland showed how much energy and money is wasted by company’s every year, which could be significantly reduced by making small changes. They found, a typical small-medium sized business uses around 30,000kw of energy each year, costing them approximately £5,000 per year.

  • Switching to clean fluorescent light bulbs in your offices could see a decrease of over 75% a year.
  • By turning your photocopier off out of hours, you could save up to £323.40.
  • Computers and monitors left in sleep mode overnight can waste as much as 10,000kw per year, costing £1,700.
  • A Wifi router left on all year round will use 53,000kw, whereas only using it during office hours reduces it to 19,000kw.
  • Laptops are designed to use less energy and can decrease usage by up to 80% of a desktop computer.

 

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We can help reduce your energy usage and your costs, contact us to see how much you could be saving.