Our Managing Director, Pablo Alonso, participated in the conference on self-consumption organized by BBVA on December 14 in a colloquium that was moderated by Magdalena Trillo, Digital Transformation advisor of Grupo Joly; and the participation of Alfonso López-Sáez, Director of Transformation and Productivity of BBVA DT Sur; and Rafael Camacho, managing director of Granja San Rafael, to address a more profitable and environmentally sustainable future.
Irradia Energía has participated as a speaker in the conference
Self-consumption: the time to save energy profitably
which took place on December 14 and was also attended by Alfonso López-Sáez, Transformation and Productivity Director of BBVA DT Sur; Pablo Alonso, Managing Director of Irradia Energía; and Rafael Camacho, Managing Director of Granja San Rafael and moderated by Magdalena Trillo, Digital Transformation Advisor of Grupo Joly.
As reported in its note Diario de Sevilla
the latest data from the Spanish Photovoltaic Union, UNEF, reveal that last year in our country has increased the installation of photovoltaic energy for self-supply by more than 100%. This is not a trivial fact if we take into account aspects such as persistent climate change or the current geopolitical scenario, where the war in Ukraine has raised inflation and energy prices to historic levels.
Within this context, new alternatives to traditional energy consumption are emerging, since the world situation requires new solutions that make the future an immediate now. In the midst of this world energy crisis, the way is strongly opened to self-consumption as a real alternative towards energy saving, which has the support of European funds for its installation.
“The escalation in the price of electricity and the increasing incentives for the installation of clean and renewable energies are leading to an exponential advance in self-consumption systems in Spain. According to a study by the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF), this growth is especially relevant in the residential sector, where it will account for 32% of installed photovoltaic power in 2021 compared to 19% in 2020. The arrival of the European funds represents an unprecedented opportunity for the promotion of photovoltaic self-consumption in Spain, at a business level and especially in the residential world, materialized in various grants and subsidies from public bodies that open up a new, more efficient, economic and sustainable path”.Magdalena Trillo opened the event.
Alfonso López-Sáez, for his part, stressed the importance of investing in renewable energies in Spain, especially in photovoltaic self-consumption: “It is everyone’s task, and therefore we all have a responsibility, to limit the impact of the planet’s rising temperature. Apart from this social interest, there is another, more earthly one: the enormous cost of energy, which has increased due to the conflict in Ukraine and the gas coming from that country. The bet for solar panels is a decisive and profitable bet, the amortization periods of an installation of this type are around a period of 5 to 7 years, a small period to be very profitable economically. On the other hand, right now there is more aid, such as Next Generation funds and European funds; there are also numerous subsidies from the municipalities. I believe that all this makes it essential to undertake this type of installations, not only in Andalusia, but in all the countries of the world”.
Regarding the enormous potential of Andalusia in a context of self-consumption, the director of Transformation and Productivity of BBVA DT Sur also wanted to emphasize that “The enormous capacity that Andalusians have to be self-sufficient is enormous. I believe that it is not utopia to opt for these facilities. There is a firm commitment from all countries and in Andalusia we are more than prepared, not only in infrastructures, but also in companies such as those that are part of this conference. Companies with seniority in the market that are a guarantee when it comes to making this transition”.