In the space of a few short months, the world has been forced to reorganise itself, and to prioritise health, safety and prevention above all else. No industry has made it this far without experiencing the impact of Covid-19. From increased demand on home delivery and broadband services, to the temporary suspension of all restaurants and non-essential shops, businesses small, large and global have been forced to make unprecedented and unforeseen changes.
In a matter of weeks, every one of us has been forced to accommodate an immutable shift within nature, and to confront the limitations we have when it comes to maintaining life as we have always known it to be.
Since late November 2019, the rapid spread of a new and high-risk strain of coronavirus, Covid-19, has uprooted communities the world over as governing bodies establish strict regulations for the sake of cushioning the blow of a truly unprecedented global health crisis. From the 28th February 2020, when the first case was confirmed within the United Kingdom, the public and private sectors have been forced to quickly acclimatise to entirely new ways of living and working.
With the increased research on the environment and its changing climate over the last decade in particular, there’s been a lot of focus on the sustainability of the planet. If you work in construction (or related industries such as architecture and structural engineering), with the introduction of statutory regulations such as The Code for Sustainable Homes & Part L (1A) of the Building Regulations, we’re sure you’ll be overly familiar with the need to implement renewable energy.
Here at Atlantic Renewables, we have an unbeatable reputation for being the go-to solar company for renewable energy projects. We are specialists who help design, install and implement solar farms and solar panels throughout Manchester, Chesire and the North West. We are well renown for integrating renewable energy solutions with ease and safety.
With so much of the UK’s energy still produced by fossil fuels, and energy prices from major providers continually souring, solar panel installation offers UK residents the chance to generate their own sustainable power, reduce carbon footprints, and make big savings in the process. But despite its growing popularity in recent years, and the apparent prevalence of solar panels, a surprising number of people still know very little about the practicalities and considerable benefits of a solar-subsidised residential property. Here we aim to give an overview of the prospect for UK homeowners, starting with the fundamentals…
Businesses across the UK are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of renewable energy and operating in a more sustainable way. In 2019, 40% of electricity generated in the UK was from renewables. While solar still represents a smaller percentage than wind or biomass, it has actually shown far more relative growth in the UK over the last few years. In fact, the UK’s solar capacity increased by an incredible 58% in 2019, making it now the third biggest in Europe.
Since 2013, the UK has witnessed a miraculous rise in the number of plug-in electric cars registered to drivers. New registrations have risen to around 246,000 this year, which is an increase of almost 6930% since 2013, when only 3,500 plug-in cars were registered. Innovations in technology, coupled with an increasing concern for our environmental impact, has encouraged many people to make significant changes to their lifestyle. A plug-in electric car enables drivers to get where they need to be, while also minimising their carbon footprint and reducing their reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels.
In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, switching your business over to a renewable energy source is an extremely profitable and rewarding decision. Installing commercial solar panels is an excellent solution, as it demonstrates a strong commitment to improving your business’s carbon footprint, as well as providing free electricity which can be stored for use overnight, or sold back to your energy provider.