The adoption of green energy represents a seismic shift in the way we think about – and fund – our consumption of energy.
On the supply side, traditional global sources of energy generation are focused on fossil fuels. We all understand this is unsustainable and sources of renewable or "green" energy are growing as a result. New Zealand has a strong history of hydro and geothermal power, wind power is growing at 30% annually on a global scale and there is large scale investment in frontier energy sources such as tidal energy.
On the demand side, the days of cheap power are over. Industrial power consumers are on the look-out for ways of utilising energy efficient technologies to reduce running costs and improve profitability.
Both sides of the equation require significant capital investment: to replace infrastructure and technology associated with either unsustainable energy generation or inefficient energy consumption. Add to this an increasing legislatory burden around energy consumption such as carbon taxes and you have an environment where doing nothing now will be a costly decision for the future.
Quadrent provides funding solutions for forward-thinking businesses that see the benefit of green energy. Normally driven by improved ROI through minimisation of commercial energy costs, Quadrent's Green Technology funding provides our clients with a way to increase energy efficiency through investment in the latest technology hardware, software or infrastructure at all levels of consumption – from a light bulb to an entire data centre energy management system. In many cases, the cost of renting green technology is much less than energy savings gained, so the decision to invest is a no-brainer.
Equipment funded includes (but is not limited to):
- HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning)
- Waste management and recycling
- Biomass technologies
- Energy efficient lighting and power
- Solar energy generation