Solar power has been the face of the renewable energy industry in the United States for decades. Other than seeing the occasional array of wind turbines on the side of the highway, there isn’t a lot of public discussion around the different forms of renewable energy generation. A segment of this market that represents an increasing part of our renewable energy business here at AVANA is Biogas production facilities. These projects manufacture natural gas by processing livestock and food waste through specialized biological equipment. In this month’s update, we have provided some background information on this growing renewable energy technology.
Energy policy in the United States has been in a significant shift for many years now. States, municipalities, and public utilities have made long-term commitments to considerable increases in the utilization of renewable energy. This has made way for the transition from large, centralized, and utility-owned powerplants toward smaller, distributed, privately-owned renewable energy facilities. The result has been a new wave of social-impact focused entrepreneurship in energy.