Smart money’s on renewables.

We love that there are so many renewables options now – from long established companies to innovative new ideas only just being brought to market. The renewable energy industry isn’t only exciting because of the speed of development, it’s also an investment in our future. I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to tell my grandkids that I was one of the superheroes who saved the planet!

If you’re a renewable energy company looking to secure investment, check out our tips on how to do that. 

Whether your decisions are driven by climate anxiety or bank balance, a recent study from Imperial College London found renewables investments in the U.K. over five years generated returns of 75.4% compared to just 8.8% for fossil fuels.

Investing in renewables.

We’re not financial advisors and this is not investment advice, we just want to let you know about some of the amazing options available so as many renewables as possible get the investment they need.

For professional investment advice, our friends at Charles Stanley are experts in all things financial.

Something we do know is that the costs of alternative energy have decreased alongside an increase in global energy demand. When you add to this UK’s commitment to The National Climate Change Act which demands an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 it doesn’t take an expert to figure out that the sector is going to grow considerably over the coming years..

Support British business.

Ceres Power Holdings is a fuel cell technology company. Their aim is to bring cleaner and cheaper energy to businesses, homes and vehicles. While it’s not yet profitable, its revenue has grown substantially and their marketing is on fleek so we have a good feeling about their future.

ITM Power is a clean-fuel company specialising in hydrogen energy services. They have a variety of solutions which take excess energy from the power network and convert it into hydrogen, which is in turn converted into clean energy.

Drax Group is taking the renewables game one step further with negative emissions technology. Through their pellet production, power generation and B2B energy supply, they aim to be carbon negative by 2030 and we are here for it!

Powerhouse Energy is using the pioneering process of recovering energy from unrecyclable plastic, end-of-life tyres and other waste streams through small scale gasification into an energy rich clean syngas (synthetic gas similar to natural gas) from which electrical power and hydrogen can be produced. The ultimate upcycling!

If you’re more the investment trust type, the Renewables Infrastructure Group is a FTSE 250-listed trust with a broad portfolio of wind and solar farms in the UK and Europe. Alternatively, Greencoat UK Wind is a renewables fund which has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2013. The majority of their investments are in offshore and onshore UK wind farms.

Energy entrepreneurs.

For entrepreneurs looking to make their mark and their money by saving the world, we recommend teaming up – you don’t need both the idea and the business acumen for success. Get out there and find the idea you want to back and propose a collaboration. WalkTrue’s co-founder, Ben Collins, hit on this point in a recent interview and he’s a pretty smart guy, that’s why he’s the co-director!

Create. Deliver. Engage.

Whether you’re investing in or creating your own renewables the process doesn’t stop at delivering your awesome product. Ensuring success also requires you engage your audience and that’s where we come in! An epic marketing suite brings in more investors, increases returns and can be adapted to get your project the go-ahead from governments and planning departments.

Let’s hop on a climate-friendly audio only call and discuss what we can do for you.

Stay safe and stay positive,
Patrick Lambert 

Patrick Lambert WalkTrue
Director