The world has woken up to the fact that we are inching up towards a time when we will need to think about using energy from sustainable or renewable sources, rather than relying on fossil fuels. While a few countries are already using an alternative source of energy in their daily work and life, others are taking things a little slow. Bulb.co.uk is a UK based green energy startup, offering affordable, eco-friendly home energy supplies trying to bring the United Kingdom into the future with their vision for clean green energy.
Bulb is getting appreciation from far and wide, for offering affordable and sustainable energy, so we’re taking a look at how they do it.
Taking the Source from Nature
All Bulb customers benefit from a supply of 100% renewable electricity and 10% clean green gas. Whilst not directly changing the supply to your home or business premises the way it works is that for every kWh of energy used by a Bulb customer, a unit is produced and put on the grid by a renewable source. As Bulb grow their customer base the larger the share of clean energy on the grid, making the UK a better place.
Bulb ensures its supply of only certified green energy by buying energy from independent renewable generators from across the UK. In case there is a shortfall, they buy the extra energy from the wholesale market. While buying in these times also, they ensure to check out their certifications to see if they also follow the same rules for being environment-friendly. Just like a shortfall, there are also times when there might be an excess supply of energy. In that case, again, the Bulb sells the energy to the same wholesale market.
Bulb currently use 8 UK based generation sites across the country ranging from Biogen to Hydro power producers.
Hydropower uses the power of moving water to produce electricity. Luckily there are parts of the UK where it rains a lot and clever people like those in the Ardtornish region in Scotland are able to use the rainfall to create electricity. Over 90 inches a year falls in the region which fills the local rivers and reservoirs. The weight of water moving under pressure through the Ardtornish pipelines drive customised water turbines which in turn spins generators, thus creating electricity. The electricity is sold on to the national grid and the likes of Bulb.
There are many sites across the UK the make use of the annual rainfall just as Ardtornish do and Bulb are at the forefront of partnering with such producers.
Biogen is created through process of anaerobic digestion of food waste. It is the process by which organic matter such as animal or food waste is broken down to produce biogas and biofertiliser. The magic happens by removing oxygen from seal tanks where the waste food matter is stored and biogas is produced and siphoned off. At the end of the process, the remaining food matter is a perfect nutrient rich biofertiliser which is pasteurised to kill any pathogens.
How is the Environment Getting Benefitted?
When a customer gets energy from Bulb, they are directly helping the environment by increasing the supply of non carbon emission energies. Every year, the typical Bulb household saves 1.3 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
The firm is going ahead with plans to get more sources and work on storing power in a safe place in different places across the UK just so that there is never a need to go for any other source of power. So if you are thinking about making the switch to a clean green UK energy provider then you might find this Bulb energy review interesting or why not get a quote now directly from Bulb.