LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 09/14/12 -- Often the term 'green energy' conjures up thoughts of wind farms and solar panels, but these two options are merely scratching the surface of the range of sustainable sources available to us. When thinking about green energy generators we should start to open our minds to the wealth of options, says sustainable energy supplier green energy uk.
Over the last 10 years, greener alternatives in all parts of our lives have become more accessible, from the cars we drive to the electricity that powers our homes. The way we derive our energy is evolving too, meaning we can now get our energy from diverse sources like tomato plants, cow pats and skip waste.
Doug Stewart, CEO of green energy uk, explains: 'Green energy doesn't have to put people to sleep, instead we think our sustainable energy is quite exciting. Although we still use the more traditional eco-friendly ways of sourcing our electricity, such as wind and solar, we also like to look outside of the box to newer, more unusual generators.
'Not only do we work with farmers to harness energy from tomato plants, but we also utilise the waste materials from their farm animals too. There are not many people that would get excited by cow pats and pig poo, but they can actually power our homes!'
Tapping into a variety of alternative energy sources, green energy uk provides electricity by converting energy through techniques such as anaerobic digestion.
Doug continues: 'Next time you pass a field full of cows or when you are watering your tomatoes, just think, the benefits far exceed your daily pint of milk or cheese and tomato salad!'