Time is ticking. As the world faces the harsh realities of climate change, the need for businesses to lead the way towards a sustainable future has become paramount. In 2021, the commercial and institutional sector accounted for 12.3% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, a small but significant rise from 12% in 2019, according to data from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. This rise is due to the increasing use of energy-intensive equipment and processes in the sector. Clearly, there is an urgent need for businesses to tackle their carbon emissions.
Understanding the financial realities that businesses operate within, any proposed solution needs to balance cost-effectiveness with environmental responsibility. So, how can businesses bridge the gap? Renewable energy — a solution that offers both environmental and economic benefits — may just be the answer.
In 2021, renewable energy provided a record 53.4% of the UK’s electricity, up from 47.8% in 2019. As renewable energy technologies, such as solar power and wind energy, continue to evolve, they present a practical and economically viable avenue for businesses to curb their carbon footprint. However, perceived upfront costs and complexity of installation of renewable energy systems can often be a stumbling block. This is where Clearvolt comes into play.
Clearvolt, a leading renewable energy solutions provider, offers zero-capital expenditure solar arrays and wind turbines for commercial properties. We manage all the nuances of transitioning to renewable energy, taking care of installation, maintenance, and surveying. Our services are designed with a deep understanding of business needs, allowing our clients to enjoy up to 50% savings on their electricity bills.
Clearvolt is committed to helping businesses reduce their carbon emissions significantly. The Energy Saving Trust indicates that a typical 4kWp solar panel system could save around 1.5 to 1.8 tonnes of carbon per year. Choosing Clearvolt means taking a firm step towards a sustainable planet and a brighter future.
Additionally, adopting Clearvolt’s renewable energy sources decreases dependence on the national grid, ensuring more stable energy supply and reducing vulnerability to price volatility in the energy market.
An important facet of transitioning to renewable energy is the improvement in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), and EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) ratings. Businesses gain enhanced credibility and an improved reputation by demonstrating commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. An added bonus is that improved EPC ratings contribute to long-term property value, making the switch to renewable energy a true win-win scenario.
In an era of heightened climate change awareness, reducing your carbon footprint is more than just a moral obligation—it’s a smart business strategy. With Clearvolt, the journey to renewable energy becomes a zero-capital expenditure venture, replete with significant cost savings, improved brand value, and most importantly, a considerable contribution to the well-being of our planet. Let’s work together to cultivate a sustainable future where businesses prosper and our environment thrives.
Commercial and institutional sector: The commercial and institutional sector accounted for 12.3% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2021, up from 12% in 2019. This is due to the increasing use of energy-intensive equipment and processes in the sector. [Source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK]
Renewable energy: Renewable energy provided a record 53.4% of the UK’s electricity in 2021, up from 47.8% in 2019. This is due to the continued growth of wind and solar power, as well as the increasing deployment of other renewable technologies, such as biomass and hydro. [Source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK]
Solar panels: A typical 4 kWp solar panel system could save around 1.5 to 1.8 tonnes of carbon per year. This is based on the average electricity consumption of a UK household and the carbon emissions associated with generating electricity from fossil fuels. [Source: Energy Saving Trust]