Renewable energy generated by UK farmers and landowners is powering more homes than ever.
Energy offtaker, Limejump, who buys power from renewable asset owners and sells it to the grid, has signed up more than 500 additional renewable sites this year, 80% of which are on UK farmland.
Commenting on the recently published data, Emma James, Limejump business development manager, said:
Farmers and landowners are contributing greatly to the UK’s green revolution, and through Limejump alone, have provided enough energy to power 233,000 additional homes this year.
“It is fantastic that the agricultural community are helping Limejump break new ground, transforming the energy landscape in the UK when it is needed most, and it’s great to hear a positive story about British farmers contributing to a greener future.
“We are seeing a seismic shift in the grid’s supply of energy, from larger, centralised and often more polluting sources to smaller, cleaner sources,” she added.
“The current market conditions have made it a good time to be a generator of renewable energy,” explained James.
More and more renewable asset owners are taking the opportunity to maximise the value of their energy through our Power Purchase Agreement [PPA] offerings, available as Fixed, Flexible or Track and Trade options.
“Each one has its own benefits – and many of our customers have capitalised on the recent power market spike by choosing fixed PPAs at high prices, that provide the renewable asset owner with guaranteed income for a contracted period of time,” she concluded.