Energy efficiency: a future that is present
Green energy is on everyone’s lips. Governments, companies and citizens themselves are already thinking of a more efficient world with less pollution where solar self-consumption is one of the strategic pillars in this change in mentality.
Energy efficiency means:
- Environmental advantages (reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions)
- Economic benefits (lower energy costs)
- Strategic benefits (reduction of vulnerability that implies a high dependence on foreign energy, as occurs in Spain).
The use of photovoltaic panels and the change from thermal to electric cars are the main pillars on which the foundations of a future with a reduction in the emission of gases into the atmosphere are laid.
In addition, at the European level, the framework for action on climate and energy until 2039 includes a series of political goals and objectives for the entire European Union in a period from 2021 to 2030:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to 1990
- Reduce the share of renewable energies by 32%
- A 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency
- Complete decarbonization of the economy by 2050
As estimated in the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC), clean sources will represent almost 50% of the total power in Spain by the year 2030. It must be taken into account that these energies have multiplied by six since year 2000.
For its part, the growth forecasts managed by the UENF indicate that self-consumption will account for 15-20% of the new annual installed power.
Market forecasts indicate that the time to invest in energy efficiency is now.