Denver, CO / Expectations for renewable energy trends are rising every year. Innovation-driven green efforts are at the forefront more and more. Envirosolar's former CEO and expert, Abe Issa, examines emerging trends in clean energy.
Born in Beirut and raised in Texas, Abe Issa founded some of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. in clean energy. For Issa, energy efficiency is not just a matter of producing more -- it's about creating innovative solutions that make a positive impact on the planet. The industry has changed significantly over the last decade, giving priority to environmental causes all over the world.
Accessible Solar Panels
Solar panels are nothing new, and yet, they are some of the most effective tools for renewable energy.
The concept is simple: install some photovoltaic panels on your rooftop and you will be able to harness power from the sun. However, for the regular working person, these installations are pricey and a lot of people don't even realize that they could have access to them.
However, this has changed in the last few years as more homes are getting solar panels installed. Companies like Abe Issa's Envirosolar are coming up with cost-efficient ways to make this solution accessible to everyone.
Massive Energy Storage
While solar panels are efficient tools, any power generated from the weather is subject to instability. In this way, energy storage comes into play.
In the past, energy storage units had poor capacity and there were very few options, limited to only lithium-ion batteries. Recent forms of storage are coming up with better capacity. As costs of renewable energy lower, so will the price of clean energy storage.
According to Wood Mackenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association, during the third quarter of 2020, new battery storage capacity more than doubled. It's expected to keep up in the coming years.
Diversifying Traditional Energy
During his tenure as CEO of Envirosolar, Abe Issa witnessed and was part of the diversification of traditional energy into a greener market. This brought in some innovative solutions like automation, energy monitoring systems, and smart homes.
Diversifying not only works as a way to make more clean energy more accessible to customers but also to lure some of the non-believers into the market. Elon Musk implemented this strategy with Tesla's electric vehicles.
Declining Costs for Green Solutions
According to Global Citizen, costs for renewable energy production have dropped in the past decade thanks to innovation, technology and supply chain growth. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years, especially since renewable energy, at its core, is cheaper to produce than traditional energy.
Companies Will Continue To Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
The governments of the world keep committing themselves to reduction, if not complete elimination, of their carbon footprint by 2030. This tendency pushes companies to do the same. Some companies, like the biggest retailers, went green years ago -- or tried to -- to appeal to a broader audience.
Today, consumers are even better informed and demand more from companies in their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. This includes more than the reduction and use of plastic, water, and other things.
Abe Issa Remains Optimistic for the Future of Clean Energy
It's no secret that the planet's clock is ticking, but the progress made toward clean energy is undeniable. Abe Issa and Envirosolar are committed to helping homes generate power all year long while showing people how to get maximum returns on their own energy-efficiency journeys.