We’re able to help you with feasibility studies, energy audits, renewable energy scheme design, and validation services. This all contributes to you and your company embracing renewable energy, including CHP (Combined Heat & Power), bio-digester generation, hydro-electric, wind, and solar power - with the potential to significantly reduce your operating costs and CO2 footprint. No matter how large or small your company is, Kirby Automation Ltd offers a quality service to all.
We help you to connect renewable energy to your current power grid. The renewable sources that we offer support connecting include:
Each one has benefits and drawbacks, and these are explained below.
The use of hydro-electric is well established, and it’s known to be highly effective. However, it usually requires significant investment, as you may need to build pumped water storage and dam waterways. Tidal systems are being developed too.
Rooftop solar has made significant inroads, with large scale solar farms a growing trend. There are few drawbacks with this technology, but the up-front cost is often off-putting to businesses.
Information on Renewable Energy for Businesses
These resources place new demands on the distribution network operators. These operators are now finding their networks are the connection point, and this goes against the top down approach of traditional generation schemes, where the National Grid accepted connections and transmitted the power to the operators.
For renewable energy, the use of dynamic ratings in the connection of wind farms is incredibly important. This is because the options to upgrade the distribution system are limited. These solutions take advantage of the cooling effect of the wind on distributions cables, allowing the current rating to be increased. This improves the penetration of renewable energy. Detection of power islands and loss of mains connections is also important, to ensure the safe operation of the power system and to protect the assets.