Renewable energy effectively uses natural resources such as sunlight, wind, water and plants to generate energy without using up scarce resources. Renewable energy technologies range from capturing both heat and light energy from the sun, harnessing the power of the wind and water to generate electricity and the conversion of fresh and waste biomass into an energy resource. The application of Renewable Energy technologies can range from very small devices such as solar power calculators to Large Scale power plants.
Ireland’s Energy requirements are over €5billion annually. With ideal natural resources in Wind, Wave, Tidal and the potential for Biomass production, a significant reduction in the annual Energy Bill is possible. At CREM Ltd. we have the qualifications and expertise to provide support to any RE Projects.
- Solar energy is derived directly from the Sun and can be harnessed for producing hot water from Solar Thermal Systems or electricity from either Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) or Photovoltaic (PV) systems.
- Wind Energy is derived from the wind (indirectly from the Sun as a result of differential heating of the earth) and can be harnessed by using Wind Turbines to produce electricity. Wind energy is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean and reduces greenhouse gas emissions when it displaces fossil-fuel-derived electricity.
- Hydro or Water energy is derived from the motion of waves/tides, rivers or temperature content of water. The potential energy of water (in the form of motive energy) can be harnessed to generate electricity from Hydroelectric, Wave or Tidal Generating Systems.
- Biomass Energy is derived from organic matter of plants or animals. It may be specifically cultivated or be material such as wood wastes, livestock manure, municipal or industrial waste and even used tyres. Recycling biomass for fuel and other uses cuts down on the need for “landfills” to hold waste.