For decades, coal, a fossil fuel that contributes heavily to climate change, was the dominant source of energy for electricity generation in the United States across all sectors. Within the past decade, this fuel has been knocked out of its top position as the use of renewable energy sources and natural gas has risen.
At Dalkia Aegis, we’re known for our energy-efficient, on-site energy generation solutions, such as our combined heat and power (CHP) systems, which run on natural gas. But we also work to connect our customers with solutions that generate energy from renewable resources, such as solar.
In this blog, we’re going to dive into the benefits of renewable energy and explain how the solar and storage capabilities of our partner, Dalkia Energy Solutions, can help your facility reduce its carbon footprint.
Uncovering the Benefits of Renewable Energy
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the top sources of renewable energy include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and hydropower. Unlike coal, which is a finite resource that emits carbon dioxide when burned for energy, these renewable energy sources are constantly replenished by nature and contribute far less greenhouse gas emissions overall.
In addition to the environmental benefits, renewable energy can also help alleviate costs for businesses by acting as a shield from the volatile prices of fossil fuels. Businesses that produce their own renewable energy on-site can also gain extra revenue by selling this power to local utility companies. In addition, introducing renewable energy to the existing energy supply helps to reduce overall dependency on fossil and imported fuels.
Solar and Storage
Businesses can transition to renewable energy today by investing in on-site energy generation. Our partner, Dalkia Energy Solutions, provides solar and storage options to facilities looking to make the jump and reduce carbon emissions.
Dalkia’s solar technology systems provide independence from the traditional power grid and are designed to supply the amount of power your building needs. Companies that take advantage of this energy storage technology can even sell the solar power it has generated back to the grid, increasing revenue.
At Dalkia Aegis, our MicroGrid solutions incorporate renewable energy such as solar with our CHP systems for a fully integrated energy strategy for your business.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of renewable energy, or if you’re interested in solar and storage solutions for your business, reach out today.