Isle of Wight Council

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy on the Island

Renewable energy is the term used to describe energy that occurs naturally in the environment. This includes energy from the wind, tides, sun or rivers. These energy sources are essentially inexhaustible and have low or zero levels of carbon emissions.

The key issue is how to extract this energy effectively, and convert it into more useful forms of energy. For example, we can use energy from the sun to heat water, or use mechanical devices such as wind turbines to convert the kinetic energy in wind into electricity. 

Further information about this service can now be found on our new beta website.