Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Comprehensive Energy Solutions Advocacy Plan
Explain your idea in details:
The purpose of our advocacy plan is to encourage and advertise comprehensive energy solutions. We want to encourage selling of unused electricity generated by solar panels. We will reach out to electricity market and encourage big companies to sell electricity to end users. On the other hand, residential users with solar panels installed can also sell their unused electricity back to factories or government. Our comprehensive energy advocacy plan includes two areas: encouraging electricity sales and rising awareness of cleaner energy use.The sale of electricity is based on the purchase as the core business to meet the electricity needs of different customers. The process entails purchasing electricity from the electricity market and then selling it to end users. By reasonably predicting electricity purchase demand and market prices, we can optimize power purchase strategies and costs, and hedge market risks. Through clean energy workshops in local community, we want to raise awareness of cleaner energy among local citizens to lower their concerns for high cost of solar panels by introducing the gain backs from selling the electricity. We also want to spread the knowledge of current technology available in attributing to clean energy solutions such as introducing services provide electricity and natural gas to a range of best energy portfolio solutions like renewable energy supply. We want to educate citizens knowledge of saving energy use costs through the process of selling electricity, photovoltaic, photothermal , cold storage, heat storage package services.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The world has been aggressively promoting energy conservation and emission reduction, which means this is a great time for running advocacy programs in local communities. However, many enterprises are facing major pressure from the government to conserve energy and use environmentally friendly technologies. The installation of solar panels on the roofs will ultimately reduce carbon emissions and leave a good impression of the enterprises on the public, which will be beneficial to business. Solar panels are suitable for office buildings, hotels, shopping malls, factories, banks, conference centers, cinemas, stadiums, hospitals and other places where the stepping-price strategy for electricity is implemented to be more environmentally friendly during peak hours. Thus, we will run workshops in local communities and appeal to big solar panels companies to help them spread the clean energy awareness and benefits of clean energy solutions like the usage of solar panels. The targets of our project include factories, enterprises, as well as local citizens. We want to work as the bridge between the companies that provide comprehensive energy solutions and local businesses and residents. We hope to increase the percentage use of cleaner energy like solar panels, especially in developing countries.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The sustainable business model that we advocate for requires users to pay for the solar grids, but they will receive concessional electricity prices to compensate for their capital investment, which will directly reflected in the lowered electricity bills. According to the purchase contract, the company will deliver preferential power to the user on the original line. After acquiring a larger scale of customers, the enterprise can then purchase electricity in bulk, and the power generation enterprise will deliver preferential power to the solar panel users. We will also approach to factories and construction departments to advocate the construction of power transmission facilities for new or expanded industrial parks and commercial projects, and provide power distribution equipment and equipment maintenance for these new customers, while also providing maintenance for electrical equipment in existing parks and commercial projects as a service. In the future, we will extend the plan to include options for equipment rental distribution to help more users adopt the new environmentally friendly system.
I grew up in a house that used solar panels for electricity. My grandfather, sister, and mother are supporters of clean energy. From a young age, I have seen the potential of energy saving, energy power generation, future energy development, and hope to see a reduction in energy consumption and pollution. As I am growing older, I am very concerned about the development and application of clean energy from renewable energy sources, such as hydro, bio, solar, wind, geothermal and ocean energy. These energy sources can be replenished afterwards, with little to no pollution while maintaining the current standards of living. There are five main reasons for concern: First, the clean energy industry has the function of changing the way the entire economy develops. Second, the scarcity of traditional fossil fuels (i.e. oil and coal) is becoming more and more inevitable. The development of clean energy will strengthen the developed countries' ability to lead and influence the international energy market. Third, the clean energy industry can provide a strong industrial comparative advantage in developed countries. For example, bioenergy can boost the demand for agricultural products and expand the comparative advantage of developed countries in the agricultural sector. Moreover, developed countries are already leaders in the space of clean energy and will require less incremental capital to implement widely as compared with other parts of the world. Fourth, to help counter the effects of fossil fuels, clean energy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase environmental awareness, which is in line with the global sustainable development trend. In respect to environmental protection and sustainability, developed countries to developing countries have a clear path in this space and can create market demand for clean energy by setting the trend for stricter global greenhouse gas emission regulations.