Impact choices

ECOHZ provides access to a comprehensive portfolio of more than 200 power plants, located across five continents. This enables you to choose specific power plants with distinct characteristics, including choice of source (hydro, wind, solar, biomass, geothermal), location, age, size and support.

ECOHZ provides a range of ecolabels to meet environmental standards and products with different levels of impact to contribute to several of the SDGs.

See renewable energy sources and power plant examples below.

Hydropower

Hydropower
Hydropower is a clean renewable energy source. Snow and rainfall, creating streams and rivers, renew the source. Buying Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) from hydropower guarantees that the renewable energy consumed is from this source. Historically people have used rivers for agriculture and to power watermills and sawmills for example. Today, rivers are re-directed through hydro generators […] Read more …

Wind power

Wind power
Wind power has become increasingly common worldwide over the last decades. The production cost of wind turbines has decreased and the technology has rapidly evolved. Buying Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) from wind power guarantees that the renewable energy consumed is from this source. Wind power production is typically divided into two main categories; based Onshore or Offshore. […] Read more …

Solar power

Solar power
Solar power production converts sunlight into electricity. It is one of the fastest growing renewable technologies and is playing an increasingly important role in the future global electricity generation mix. Buying Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) from solar power generation guarantees that the renewable energy consumed is from this source. Solar power is complicated to produce, but easy […] Read more …

Geothermal energy

Geothermal energy
Geothermal energy captures the heat from two to three kilometers under the earth’s surface where water meets heated rock and turns it into steam. Steam is led from boreholes to turbines inside the powerhouses of geothermal energy plants, transforming thermal energy into electricity. Read more …

Bioenergy

Bioenergy
After hydro and wind, bioenergy is an important renewable energy source in the European electricity mix. Biomass is any organic decomposable matter from plants or animals available on a renewable basis, such as wood, plants, waste, garbage, landfill gases and alcohol fuels. Steam turbines or gasifiers generate electricity from biomass. Read more …

Noor solar power in Morocco

Noor Power Plant in Morocco is the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant project. Situated in the municipality of Ouarzazate in the Agadir district of Morocco, the Noor plants are located in a very favorable region with one of the highest amount of sunlight in the world – 2635 kWh/m2/year. The Ouarzazate complex is set […] Read more …

Agua Fria solar power in Honduras

Situated in the municipality of Nacaome in the Valle Department of Honduras, the Agua Fria plant is located in a very favourable region with high sun exposure. Agua Fria is the first solar power plant constructed by Scatec Solar in Latin America. Qualities To date, electricity generated from fossil fuels has been the only option […] Read more …

Thanh Thuy hydropower in Vietnam

Situated in Ha Giang province in the north of Vietnam, the hydropower plant utilises the Thanh Thuy stream which starts from mountain ranges in Viet Bac region with a steep gradient. Qualities To date, the electricity demand in Vietnam is growing but the share of renewable energy being consumed is shrinking. Currently due to shortfalls […] Read more …

Santos Wind Farm in Brazil

This wind power project is composed of three wind farms in Trairí City, Ceará State, Brazil and delivers zero-emissions renewable electricity to the Brazilian Interconnected Grid. Qualities The total project has a capacity of 64 MW across 32 turbines, and generates approximately 311,000 MWh of clean, renewable electricity each year. By the end of 2019, […] Read more …

Sungai Kerling hydropower in Malaysia

Situated in Selangor province in the west of Malaysia, the hydropower plant utilises the stream from the hills. Qualities Malaysia is an oil and gas-rich tropical country and the demand is increasing year after year.  By using water as fuel source, Malaysia develops the green sector and strengthens its energy autonomy. The country is on its […] Read more …

Beijing Yanqing low wind-speed in China

The wind project is located on the east bank of the Guanting Reservoir of Yanqing County, Beijing City in China. It is the first low wind-speed pilot project in China with the 2.5 m/s of cut-in wind speed, promoting the progress of wind power technology in China, especially the progress of utilization of low windspeed. […] Read more …

Hol 1 Urunda hydropower in Norway

Hol 1 Urunda
Hol 1 Urunda is located in the southern part of Norway, midway between Oslo and Bergen. Hol is a typical mountainous region where 91% of the area is located more than 900 metres above sea level. Read more …