Rural Business Ideas – Renewable Energy Industry

Renewables remain a big draw for investors. Whether it’s to generate an additional income stream or to power individual homes and businesses, there are endless options to consider.

  • Biofuels
  • Geothermal energy
  • Wave and tidal power
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Electric vehicles

Renewable energy ideas

  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Heat pumps
  • Battery storage e.g. barns/containers
  • Hydro power
  • Micro hydro power
  • Countryside Stewardship
  • Woodland grants/planting woodland
  • Energy crops e.g. Miscanthus

Welsh biomass business booming

Being in the right place at the right time, has contributed to the success of Pembrokeshire BioEnergy, however there is no denying that Paul and Emma Ratcliffe have worked hard and spotted opportunities to get to where they are today.

The couple were farming beef, sheep and arable, alongside running a contracting business.

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  • Biomass
  • Anaerobic digesters
  • Micro anaerobic biogas plants
  • Wind turbines
  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Solar thermal
  • Ground source heat pumps

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