There is no one solution or technology that will transition the world to Net Zero. Within the swirl of scientific innovation, solar PV remains time-tested technology. And it can dovetail with other developments influential to C&I energy in the immediate future.
25% of battery storage is projected to be used within the commercial and industrial sector giving asset holders more control over energy security and pricing. Solar is a crucial part of the ecosystem. With storage costs now coming down, this gives the opportunity to specify larger rooftop systems, store unused solar power produced during daylight hours and so create an efficient, low cost and low carbon energy system which avoids the highest grid charges.
Most vehicle manufacturers are committed to EV production. Leading global companies including Unilever, DHL, Uber, Amazon have targets for EV fleets by 2030.
The transition to staff and fleet EVs needs large scale, on-site charging capability. Charging stations could become standard within building regulations across Europe. As well as rooftop solar, car parks with solar meet the challenge head on with a visible, leadership solution.
A charging network helps cut transport emissions. It could be a key differentiator for tenants with net zero strategies.
Increasingly employees will have EVs. A charging network is part of a turnkey real estate solution.