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Energy partnership aims to drive accessibility of solar solutions

Naked Energy and Anthesis claim they will offer organisations a cost-effective and ultra-compact energy alternative that generates heat and power.

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VirtuPVT's tubular design provides electricity and thermal generation in one unit
VirtuPVT's tubular design provides electricity and thermal generation in one unit

UK solar tech company, Naked Energy, and global sustainability services and solutions provider, Anthesis, have teamed up to “drive the accessibility” of solar solutions for clean, renewable energy.

 

The partnership seeks to provide organisations with access to “cost-effective and ultra-compact” energy alternatives that generates both heat and power.

 

Sustainability targets

 

Naked Energy said as environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns move up the corporate agenda, it wants to help organisations to hit sustainability targets while embracing financial outcomes.

 

VirtuPVT is a high energy density solution providing combined solar heat and power and is suitable for a rooftop, ground or building façade installation. Using up to two fifths less space than conventional separate PV/thermal combinations, it claims, can achieve up to two thirds (65 per cent) better internal rate of return (IRR) than a traditional combination of solar thermal and PV of a similar size.

 

“We’ve taken a whole new approach to hybrid solar, which delivers the greatest financial and carbon savings for a fixed unit,” said Christophe Williams, co-founder and CEO of Naked Energy.

 

“We are very excited about our new partnership with Anthesis, it too recognises that VirtuPVT has cracked the code of how to deliver the most value from less space, which is particularly important in the built environment.”

 

According to Naked Energy, solar PVT ‘photovoltaic/thermal’ creates the opportunity for both electricity and thermal generation in one compact unit.

“We’ve taken a whole new approach to hybrid solar, which delivers the greatest financial and carbon savings for a fixed unit”

VirtuPVT typically captures three fifths of sun’s energy for heat while one fifth is harnessed for electricity.

 

“We have been very impressed by the ambition and focus of Anthesis in delivering sustainable solutions and found common ground in our shared values and ways of working,” continued Nick Simmons, co-founder and CFO, Naked Energy.

 

“By partnering with Anthesis Group, with its global network and deep expertise across a wide range of sustainability areas, Naked Energy is taking an important leap forward in terms of scaling its operations.”

 

“Organisations of all sizes and across geographies need to make renewable energy a business imperative,” added Paul Crewe, executive director and chief sustainability officer, Anthesis.

 

“It makes sense from a sustainable perspective and a commercial perspective, with energy costs being the second highest business cost after staff. Naked Energy is at the forefront of solar technology and the opportunities ahead through this partnership, for us and our clients, are exciting.”

 

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