Defined by for their ability to do not exhaust with the transformation by man into a usable energy, renewable energies are proposed as alternative energies to traditional fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gases) which, by their nature, release in the atmosphere harmful and / or climate-changing substances. Although this fossil fuels have provided so far about 87% of world consumption, they can now be considered in decline.
In recent years there has been an important turnaround: investments in this sector are decreasing, while renewable energies are now the main protagonists of the energy sector. A transition that has been facilitated by the increase of fossil fuel prices, the decline of coal and the growing depletion of petroleum resources, but also by a new awareness of the world’s leaders, who are beginning to seriously consider the green economy business.
Solar energy ranks first among renewable energies
Produced from transformable resources, renewable energies derive from sources capable of regeneration, such as sunlight, wind, waves and tides, rain and the heat of the earth. Among the most widespread and efficient renewable energies today, clean energy obtained from the sun is the one that can boast the absolute primacy in our country, since it contributes to energy supply without causing any damage to the environment.
A source that, converted into electricity, allows to meet the energy demand of homes and offices, as well as to power the electricity network of small towns. Its main advantage lies in the production of sustainable energy with a low environmental impact, due to the non-emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere and the significant reduction in bill costs.
A transformation made possible by the use of solar systems, which allow the production of electricity thanks to the presence of solar panels equipped with a water storage tank, photovoltaic systems that exploit solar radiation and panels thermodynamic (or CPS), innovative concentrating solar plants capable of providing electricity regardless of the resource thanks to the presence of a turbogenerator.
In addition to involving very low maintenance costs and not requiring space, these systems can be purchased with numerous financing subsidies and, since they have a guaranteed duration of at least 30 years, they can be considered investments without any risk.
In addition to solar energy, other alternative sources are wind energy, geothermal energy, and hydraulic energy.
Renewable energies: why they are important for companies
According to the IEA (International Energy Agency) by 2040 40% of the demand for renewable energy will be satisfied precisely by wind and solar energy, given that today not only individuals, but also small and medium-sized enterprises are beginning to understand how important it is to choose a photovoltaic system.
Among the reasons that induce companies to focus on clean energy, there is the possibility of contributing to limiting the environmental impact by reducing CO2 emissions and the awareness of obtaining an improvement in energy efficiency equal to 20%, reducing the costs of energy and optimizing those dedicated to production. In addition, thanks to the development of dedicated technologies and the increase in installations, costs have significantly decreased compared to the past and, since it is an instrumental asset to the business activity, the costs for its purchase are deductible.
It is therefore a remarkable choice that, in addition to being economically advantageous, will also reward in terms of improving the corporate image. A commitment in the direction of sustainable ecology that becomes recognizable thanks to the environmental certifications issued to companies by local or international bodies.
Specifically, the TUV Certification (which certifies the origin of the electric power) provides specific information on the production plant, on the origin and on the quality of the company’s electricity supply. This certifies that the energy was generated through the use of renewable sources and that the company’s production can be traced back to a well-identifiable source.