Professional property owners know real estate comes at a premium. From tax expenditures to maintenance and repairs, buildings cost – but they also offer a uniquely sustainable upside. Rooftop surfaces, often unused and unseen, can generate both renewable energy and regular passive income thanks to increasingly affordable and reliable solar technology and savvy FiT (Feed-in tariff) and PPA (power purchase agreement) arrangements.
What’s more, current integrations between financing, installation, and energy distribution companies mean that businesses can increase energy independence without major upfront expenditures and with minimal disruption to core business activities. In short – being green has never been easier.
Let’s take a trip upstairs.
More Accessible than Ever Before
Thanks to technological and manufacturing innovations, solar modules and related systems are increasingly affordable and have become some 70% less expensive over the past ten years. Still, the notion of installing a rooftop solar array may seem daunting to the uninitiated.
Luckily, building owners do not need to become photovoltaic experts to benefit from clean, renewable power. A thriving industry of EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction), companies and investors or other enablers are on hand to assist ecologically-minded businesses with everything from financing and building the installation to the distribution of generated power.
In simple terms, if a suitable rooftop surface is available, EPC companies and investors can help with the rest. This takes the complexity out of the equation and allows businesses to continue focusing on core activities while leveraging their real-estate in an ecologically- and financially appealing way.
Rooftop 4-Win In Reality
An excellent recent example of a win-win-win-win scenario between site owners, investors, ECP and the local grid is this project in Antwerp, Belgium. MSC MedRepair teamed up with ENGIE and Eoluz to achieve power synergy using Trina Solar’s Vertex S ultra-high-performance modules: read the case study https://bit.ly/3rONeJq
Tangible Opportunities for Every Business
Today concerns over sustainability and CO2 emissions influence every industry. Beyond the regulatory and structural aspects of what defines green business, industrial companies are acutely aware of the increasing role sustainability plays in customer loyalty and brand image.
The drive toward a cleaner future represents a real opportunity, as recognized measures of sustainability rely on a holistic view of business activity, not only as it relates to products or services provided. Hence, the tangible step of moving toward energy independence and net-zero carbon emissions through an onsite PV installation is something commercial and industrial businesses, and their clients can be proud of.
The Power to Grow
Generating renewable energy onsite isn’t only about sustainability; it makes good business sense too. Vertical integration has long been a hallmark of successful enterprise, and becoming energy independent – in whole or in part – is a legitimate resource for any business. Whether to ensure business continuity or add production capacity or new equipment quickly and easily, benefitting from a self-contained means of cheap, reliable power generation opens new doors.
Onsite power generation also ensures a hedge against fluctuations in electricity prices from local suppliers, enabling more precise budgeting and greater readiness for unforeseen challenges: affordable clean energy, predictable costs, and business independence.
We like to call this: Future-Proof Power.
Trina Solar’s Ultra-High-Performance modules, guaranteed for up to 30 years, provide the reliable power generation to make these goals a reality.
Want to know more? Get in touch today and discover how Trina Solar can help get your real-estate working for you.