Renewable Energy Companies Keep Local Communities in Mind
Climate change continues to take place on the international stage focusing on renewable energy companies.
More and more companies recognize the demand increase for renewable energy.
Some countries already rely heavily on renewable energy as regular consumption.
According to data compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there are seven countries that rely nearly to 100 percent on renewable power: Iceland (100 percent), Paraguay (100), Costa Rica (99), Norway (98.5), Austria (80), Brazil (75), and Denmark (69.4).
International Energy Agency also estimates that 40 percent of the planet’s energy will be renewable by 2040.
The main types of renewable energy in these countries are geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind.
Shifting away from fossil fuels to produce energy slowly removes the pollution toll on global warming.
Keeping the future of our planet in mind, let’s put a spotlight on innovative renewable energy companies that are motivated by helping local communities.
Renewable Energy Companies
Storing Renewable Energy at large Scale
A Danish company focuses strongly on a climate change solution. European Energy developed a new method called ‘GigaDStorage’ that could potentially shift energy production from coal, oil, and gas.
An innovative energy storage solution is able to store energy from wind turbines and solar panels into a form of ponds.
The energy can be stored for the entire season and released at high peaks of demand by pumping water for heating and cooling.
During the heat seasons, the level of heat loss is low, maximum at 20% loss.
The future for Danish customers projects cheaper access to electricity.
When this solution will be implemented across Denmark, the company will be responsible for the reduction in fossil fuel usage and large import of biomass such as wood chips and other materials.
Company Sources Renewable Energy Across First Nations
W Dusk, a Vancouver based company launches renewable energy across First Nations with a goal to substitute the usage of gas and oil.
Their installations of solar, wind and hydrokinetic energy stations embrace the natural beauty of the environment by hiring locals to work on the projects.
The company was launched by David Isaac, originally from Listuguj, Que.
The reason renewable energy is becoming increasingly popular among First Nations is that it aligns with Indigenous cultural ideals.
Even the company name “W Dusk,” actually an abbreviation of my traditional Mi’kmaq name given to David by his father (the hometown chief) and it means northern lights.
The company wants to contribute to the environment and local establishments with visually noticeable solar installations.
For the Lower Nicola Indian Band, the company installed solar panels, along the roof of the school, which glow and reflect the color of the blue sky.
Integrating renewable energy projects into the landscape of local communities benefit not only the environment.
Providing renewable energy to areas that are diesel dependent helps in reducing the expensive cost of fossil fuel delivery to these areas.
Along the road, W Dusk educates young people in the communities about solar energy and hires them to set up the solar panels.
W Dusk is not the only company with a motivation of helping local communities.
Clean and Affordable Solar Power for Communities Living off the Grid
Another supportive solar energy solution is helping communities in poor areas that live off the global electric grid.
There are 1.3 billion people living in areas off the grid, especially in various African countries.
Lumos Global provides a clean and affordable solar power solution for people living in rural areas without electrical supply.
The most popular electricity supply, for the smallest dosages, sourced from gas, kerosene, and diesel.
Lumos enables people to replace expensive and dangerous kerosene generators and lanterns with solar electricity panels installations that can power their houses and electrical devices.
With lower-cost renewable energy solutions, people living off the grid can operate lights, cellphones, fans, computers, TVs and other electronic devices that are helpful in running small businesses to support their living.
Lumos offers a simple and affordable way to pay for electricity in small installments using their mobile phones.
Lumos provides an energy option that is available to everyone. Millions of people that lack access to electricity can now power their homes and small businesses.
In the coming years, Lumos plans to work hard to implement carbon-free power into more and more communities living off the grid.
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