Collective Self-Consumption (CSC@)
Supporting the energy transition by promoting a collective circular ecosystem. According to market forecasts, Renewable power capacity is set to expand by 50% between 2019 and 2024, led by solar PV. This increase of 1 200 GW is equivalent to the total installed power capacity of the United States today. Solar PV alone accounts for almost 60% of the expected growth, with onshore wind representing one-quarter.
Distributed solar PV systems in homes, commercial buildings and industrial facilities are set to take off, bringing significant changes in power systems. A rapid rise in the ability of consumers to generate their own electricity presents new opportunities and challenges for electricity providers and policy makers around the world. Distributed PV total capacity more than doubles, surpassing 500 GW in the main forecast (and 600 GW in the accelerated case), almost half of total solar PV growth and a similar expansion to onshore wind.
Collective Self-Consumption (CSC@) is a new model for commercial and residential energy management for consumers that share solar electricity produced at a single point of generation but is shared between several buildings in local consumption.
As part of our CSC@ program, supporting Efiduero, a transparent European-based energy trading cooperative that support a sustainable model where local entities, organizations, businesses and citizens can benefit from more efficient green energy resources at a more competitive cost. The model brings together green energy (solar PV modules), efficiency (data analytics) and innovation (latest battery and EV charging point technology) to set up a solid and unique model that could be easily replicated on a mass scale.
Energizing Electric Transportation (EET@)
Each day we see the electric car industry growing apace. Hybrid and electric cars are becoming a more common sight on our roads, as are electric charging points in car parks. Their price is falling, too. Railway electrification is on the renewal agenda because it offers better performance and protection of the environment than diesel trains, as well as reducing noise pollution for people living along busy train lines. Other forms of transport, like shipping, and air travel, are following.
There is a united sense of purpose across the aviation sector to move towards greener solutions that will have proven efficiency and performance and become less reliant on fossil fuels. Reconciling the fact that batteries are heavy, and planes need to fly, the potential exists for charging the batteries using power generated via more sustainable means – such as nuclear, wind, hydro, solar and tidal generation.
Our partnership from inception helping to develop Wright 1 is a full electric airplane that lower fuel cost, noise, emissions, and runway take off time. Wright Electric and Axter Aerospace are leading this project betting on the future of sustainable, lower emissions air travel.
Climate Positive Cities (CPC@)
More than half of us live in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of all humanity—6.5 billion people—will be urban. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces.
The rapid growth of cities—a result of rising populations and increasing migration—has led to a boom in mega-cities, especially in the developing world, and slums are becoming a more significant feature of urban life.
Making cities sustainable means creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies. It involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in participatory and inclusive ways.
An interesting Use Case, 'BedZed' is the UK’s first large-scale, mixed-use sustainable community comprises 100 homes, office space, a college and community facilities. This iconic village in South London that provides major energy savings and lower bills, abundant green space, an a friendly community, is an inspiration for zero-carbon cities worldwide.