Four Types of Green Energy To Consider

More focus is always being placed on both commercial and residential properties to become more environmentally-friendly. However, with constantly developing technologies, it’s not always easy to know which is best. Here, we take a look at four sources of green energy for you to consider.

Green Energy Types

Solar Panel

Solar panels are probably the most well-known and popular source of green energy. Installed on the roof of your home or commercial property, they convert sunlight into energy. They’re one of the most effective types of green energy, too. There are two types of solar energy: Solar Panel Electricity System (PV) which powers your electrics and Solar Thermal which can heat water.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

A ground source heat pump is a form of green energy which is used to heat the water in a home. Pipes are buried in the garden which then draws heat from the ground and passes it into the heat pump.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps operate in a similar way to ground source heat pumps. These systems absorb heat from the air at a low temperature and then convert the air into fluid. This fluid is then compressed to a much higher temperature which then heats the home.


Finally, biomass heating is a term used to define a heating system which uses biological materials as fuel. For example, a wood-burning stove is a biomass heater. These are seen as green energy sources as the CO2 they exert is often balanced out by the carbon the absorbed when growing. This makes them ‘carbon-neutral’.

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