Traditional Renewables

Traditional Renewables

Veolia offers a number of different renewable energy solutions, as they relate to bioenergy and other hybrid and/or enabling technologies.  

We also partner with a number of different organisations across the globe to deliver energy efficiency solutions such as:

  • Solar energy
  • Hydropower energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Ocean energy
  • Wind energy.

What is solar energy?

Solar power is the energy generated from the sun’s radiation, which is then converted into electricity or used to heat air, buildings and more.

We utilise solar photovoltaics in many of our energy performance contracts, and there are two types of installations:
  • Photovoltaic plants
  • Independent systems.
While facilities may or may not be connected to the power grid, the electricity products created by these photovoltaic panels are generally privately consumed or resold to the network.
 

What is hydropower energy?

Hydropower energy is generally produced from large water infrastructure such as dams since it refers to the force or energy that is created by moving water.
 

What is geothermal energy?

Geothermal is the energy stored beneath the earth, and the basic levels are:
  • Very low-temperature geothermal energy (below 30°C): can be used via heat pumps to heat or cool housing units, depending on the season, by capitalising on the difference in air and ground temperature
  • Low-temperature (or deep) geothermal energy: can be used to produce heat (for district heating, etc.) by means of a system that extracts and returns terrestrial hot water
  • High-temperature (>150°C) and medium-temperature (90°C - 150°C) geothermal energy: ca be used primarily for power generation. Tectonic faults make high-temperature geothermal energy possible.

What is ocean energy?

Ocean energy refers to the two forms that can be derived from the sea, which are mechanical energy from the waves and thermal energy from the sun.
 

What is wind energy?

Widely placed all around Australia, wind energy can be derived from the large fan-looking turbines that turn the force of the wind into a torque, another word for rotational force, which then propels a generator to create electricity.
 

Want to learn more about the world’s traditional renewable energies and what Veolia can do?

In Australia
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In New Zealand
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