Goals of Efficiency, Energy Cost Savings and Positive Environmental Impact
While many companies have achieved significant improvement in energy efficiency last decade, there are technological limits, so a continued high level of investment leads to only marginal improvements compared to past years. The next meaningful step in order to reduce costs and achieve the goals of sustainability is to switch usage of conventional to green and smart energy. This switch will have an immediate and dramatic impact on the CO2 footprint of the company;
Switching to renewable energy may be effected in various ways. Two of them are investing in RES production of electricity at the production sites (so called “Energy for Self-Consumption”) or long-term leasing of a photovoltaic system for producing of electric energy.
The Consumer’s options to source solar energy for its needs
Operation Principle of Rooftop Systems for Self-consumption
Illustration of roof top supporting structure
Principle of “Long-term Rent Agreement”
Benefits of PV system for self-consumption via direct cable
If the Consumer is willing to invest, the PV system is typically purchased through an Engineer-Procure-and-Construct (“EPC”) Contract. The EPC Contractor delivers a turn-key solution, and the Buyer (Consumer) owns and operates the installation, at its own cost.
If the Consumer prefers not to invest in the PV system, it can be acquired through a long-term lease agreement (e.g. for 20 years) in which case the cost of electricity is replaced with rent payments sized to correspond to the amount of electricity consumed, at a pre-determined price
Fixed price EUR/MWh excl. VAT
Assuming 1kWh = 0.93 kg CO2