Renewable electricity growth is accelerating faster than ever worldwide and last year saw a new record set for installations of solar panels and wind turbines. But beyond solar and wind power, the sector is being bolstered by the emergence of new clean energy technologies that will further diversify our energy sources and drive new efficiencies. In turn, this has sparked a new market for the delivery and management of these new technologies that are set to provide immediate cost savings, lower emissions, and increased resilience for commercial, industrial, and public sector customers.
Just a few years ago, the distributed generation space was relatively limited to solar only options for commercial, industrial, or public sector customers. It is certainly a much different story today with options extending much further to include solar, battery storage, fuel cells, combined heat and power systems, or electric vehicle charging to name a couple, while carbon capture offers enormous potential, particularly as a decarbonization solution for industrial facilities.
At Calibrant, we are focused on delivering and managing a range of these new energy technologies as a partner for companies and institutions looking for long-term renewable energy solutions. We have a long track record of deciphering how to integrate multiple technologies while cost-effectively meeting each customer’s specific priorities around performance, sustainability, resiliency, and value.
Of course, integrating new technologies will require new financing approaches. Through our parent companies, Macquarie’s Green Investment Group and Siemens Financial Services, we’ve been at the forefront of offering the latest financing solutions under our Energy-as-a-Service model that requires no upfront capital investment from the customer. The renewable energy sector is riding a wave of excitement right now as new technologies are emerging and becoming more cost-effective and scalable, and we are thrilled to use the Calibrant platform and our capabilities to form partnerships that will accelerate the energy transition.
Thomas Biddinger is the Director of Business Development & Partnerships at Calibrant Energy.