CLEAN ENERGY 

 Wind | Solar | Nuclear | Biomass | Wave & Tidal

The East of England Energy Zone comprises of a mix of wind power, gas and nuclear energy production. This is unique to the UK, being the only place nationally where expertise exists in oil, gas, nuclear, renewables and solar within such close proximity.

The regions offshore wind, nuclear, solar, biomass and other renewable clean energy resources have created a large clean energy cluster and centre of expertise.

 

WHERE CLEAN ENERGY MATTERS

DOMESTIC ENERGY

Clean Energy is being popularized both in the domestic and commercial sectors, with New Anglia having an abundance of private energy suppliers. With energy prices from the “big 6” energy providers across the UK climbing, many homeowners are looking for alternative sources of energy.

SELF SUFFICIENCY

With the UK being the 12th  EU country most reliant on foreign energy, we need to switch to a more reliable source of energy. To meet energy targets – set by the Paris Agreement April 2016 – we need to direct our focus on clean energy resources to enhance our self-sufficiency.

DISTRIBUTED GRIDS

There is a growing trend in the UK of community owned power generation. These distributed power generations sites need the grid to facilitate this production. Therefore, they require distributed, local grids that work for the community.

 

 

SOURCES OF CLEAN ENERGY

WIND

This optimizes air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electric power. With the UK being the windiest country in Europe, it has the ability to enhance our energy sufficiency through wind energy.

 

SOLAR

This is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), alternatively indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination of the two.

 

NUCLEAR

Nuclear Energy is energy produced during nuclear fission or fusion. It is the largest source of electricity that doesn’t emit any air pollution. Our Suffolk coast is home to Sizewell B and undergoing the development of Sizewell C.

BIOMASS

Biomass is a fuel that is developed from organic materials, used to create electricity or other forms of power. Biomass fuels can be made from forest debris, construction waste, and certain crops. Whilst biomass fuel still put carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere, its the same carbon dioxide taken from the air as the biomass was produced. 

WAVE & TIDAL

Tidal, or wave, energy is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of the tides into electricity or other useful forms of power. It is estimated that wave & tidal stream energy combined has the potential to deliver up to 20% of the UK’s current electricity needs.

SECTOR LANDSCAPE

 

Through the link below you can access an online business map of the companies within the Clean Energy sector, spanning across Norfolk and Suffolk.