Energy efficiency covers a wide range of activities that reduce the amount of energy utilised (and the concurrent levels of carbon emissions) per unit of productive output. These activities can include more efficient energy generation, reduced losses associated with the transmission and distribution of energy and the re-engineering of processes themselves to utilise less energy.
Combined Heat and Power (“CHP”) is a well proven technology which converts natural gas into both electricity and heat in a single process. The engine is connected to an alternator to produce electricity and the heat is recovered from the engine. Tri-generation is also possible, whereby cooling is available.
Iona Capital provides businesses an efficient energy generation solution consisting of an on site CHP engine enabling a stable supply of lower cost heat and power. It also delivers environmental improvements by replacing less efficient heat generation or cooling systems thus lowering the business’ carbon footprints.
CHP systems are particularly attractive to businesses requiring heat, cooling and/or power for extended periods of time such as: Manufacturers, Cold Stores, Data Centres, Hotels, Process Plants, Leisure Centres
A distributed energy network includes smaller scale natural gas and biomass CHPs co-located at client sites to provide an integrated and captive supply of heat and electricity to industrial and commercial energy users. This can be combined with other energy efficiency technologies (simple LED lighting, solar, energy storage and smart management systems) to deliver a holistic and packaged approach to optimising energy efficiency for a range of corporate and institutional customers.
The expansion of renewable energy in the UK is allied with greater intermittency of supply and increasingly disturbed energy systems. This, in turn creates a range of opportunities in environmental infrastructure investment. These include:
Solar technologies convert sunlight into electrical energy either through photovoltaic (PV) panels or through mirrors that concentrate solar radiation.
*This energy can be used to generate electricity or be stored in batteries or thermal storage.
Are you interested in learning more about Iona?
Why not have our Q3 newsletter delivered straight to your inbox?