Green Technologies have been committed to renewable energy since 2001. Below are some of the projects we have been involved in.

Solar Power (2001 - present)

Green Technologies supply homes and businesses across the country with solar panels. These capture the light energy from the sun and convert it into electricity. Many of our customers use these to heat hot water in their homes.

As solar panel technology develops we offer customers upgrades of their models.

Hydroelectric Power (2003 - present)

Our first hydroelectric plant was completed in August 2000. This was followed by 5 other projects across Scotland, and together they supply thousands of homes with clean, renewable energy.

Hydroelectric power stations consume almost no fossil fuels when producing power, and release very little greenhouse gases. In a hydroelectric station, fast-flowing water rushing out of a dam turns the blades of a turbine (a machine which uses the movement of liquid or gas to make electricity) and generates electricity.

Wave and Tidal Power (2007 - present)

The merger between Green Technologies and BlueWaterWave has led the way for the construction of several wave and tidal power generators along the coast of Scotland.

In a tidal power generator, the water moving forwards and backwards turns a turbine which generates electricity.

There are lots of different ways of using the power of waves to make electricity, but Green Technologies use a method in which the movement of waves forces water into a tube and spin the blades of a turbine, which generates electricity.

Biofuels (2008 - present)

Despite the fact that it has only been up and running for 2 years, Green Technologies’ Biofuels Division is making fantastic progress.

Biofuels are made from renewable substances like sugar, fat and oil and can be used instead of petrol or diesel to power cars. Lots of people in Brazil and the USA use Biofuels, but they have not yet made a large impact in the UK.

In 2009 our Biofuels Division managed to drive a car from Edinburgh to Aberdeen using Biofuel made from vegetable oil.

Biofuel car engine

Wave power generator

Hydroelectric power station in the Scottish Highlands

Our GT1 solar panel