SDG7. Affordable and clean energy: “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”
The UN SDGs establish a set of objectives towards decarbonization of the economy. Among them, goal 7.2 aims to «By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix”. We will not be able to achieve such a substantial increase without new technologies and approaches to construction. Today, buildings operations account for 28% of energy-related CO2 emissions, making them among the largest contributors to climate change. Zero-carbon buildings must be the go-for new paradigm.
STICKY SOLAR is an innovative solar developer company that takes the production of solar energy to the next level, “by enabling substantially higher throughput at lower cost, more ambitious levels of sustainability and minimized factory footprint”.
COWA develops “compact thermal energy storage” that allows the use of stored solar energy when it cannot be produced, at night, for example. Both companies create products that could work together complementarily in the creation of a zero-carbon house and avoid, in that way, the use of other kinds of non-renewable energy.
ENERPOLY is another example of a company that supports a more sustainable future. Its team develops “environmentally friendly and rechargeable zinc-ion batteries with breakthrough affordability” avoiding the pollution normally caused by batteries and assuring a great efficiency of the energy storage.
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(This article is the second, but not last, episode of our series on UN Sustainable Development Goals. Read the first one)