Renewable Energy Is Effectively Reducing Global Carbon Emissions
Due to the recent rise in the amount of renewable energy entering the grid the carbon intensity of electrical power use has dropped. Increasing profitability of renewable energy assets is the fastest and most effective route to successfully addressing global carbon-emissions reduction challenges.
Unlocking New Revenue Streams for Project Finance and Profitability
Net Zero Analysis uses proprietary algorithms and multiple-point analysis of wind and solar energy data to estimate expected carbon credit generation from large-scale solar and wind installations. These algorithms have been third-party verified for ISO14000 compliance. Once an installation has been assessed as meeting the necessary generation capacity, efficiency and additionality criteria, and ownership of Environmental Benefits has been verified, Net Zero Analysis may enter into an agreement with the owner to establish a plan and methodology for producing carbon credits. As a member of the American Carbon Registry, NZA has the ability to aggregate and sell carbon credits into the global market, including the emerging Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) market.
Maintaining ownership of Environmental Benefits Is Key
In the United States, current financial mechanisms for monetizing Environmental Benefits (EB) of renewable energy installations are often an insufficient incentive toward investment and further increasing renewable energy generation capacity. Many developers of renewable energy installations, dismissing the value of the Environmental Benefits, have sold or reassigned them. Maintaining ownership of the EB is crucial to taking advantage of existing and emerging financial mechanisms.
Carbon Credits vs. Renewable Energy Credits Model
Retiring RECs in favor of generating carbon credits through NZA’s process is far more profitable for owners of renewable assets, supporting further large-scale investment and development, and offering an additional ongoing revenue stream for the life of the installation. RECs have vastly variable value, depending on geography and jurisdiction. The value of high-quality carbon credits, like those generated by NZA’s process is set by the global marketplace. Carbon credit prices are high and expected to rise. Developers that utilize this mechanism have new options for financing the development of renewable energy installations and are incentivized to use high-quality equipment with a low carbon footprint.
A New Paradigm
Net Zero Analysis can unlock a highly lucrative ongoing revenue stream that was previously unavailable to renewable energy owners, creating a large source of capital for continued development of renewable energy capacity and reduction in global carbon emissions.