Solar energy is already adopted by 14% of small businesses in Brazil


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A recent survey carried out by Sebrae in partnership with the IBGE showed that small business owners in Brazil are more aware of actions related to sustainability in their enterprises. The Small Business Pulse Survey revealed that the use of solar energy in small businesses is already a reality, and is adopted by 14% of these companies.

The survey also showed that 74% of micro and small companies have implemented energy consumption control. This, which is the most applied sustainability practice in the universe of MSEs, was adopted even by smaller businesses, such as individual micro-entrepreneurs, with the adherence of 71% of this public.

Another recent survey, this time released by the Coupon Valid platform based on data from Abrace (Association of Large Industrial Energy Consumers and Free Consumers), shows that Brazil ranks second in the world ranking of the most expensive electricity bills in the world. world. In the last five years, the cost of Brazilian electricity has increased by 47%, which contributed to the country's rise in the list, second only to Colombia.

“There is a huge potential to be explored when we talk about clean energy. Understanding the advantages of solar energy in terms of both economics and sustainability and respect for the environment is also crucial for small businesses. This is the source of energy that generates the most jobs in the world, in addition to being one of the most strategic energy sources to accelerate the sustainable development of our country”, emphasizes the CEO of Elétron Energy, André Cavalcanti. The company, headquartered in Pernambuco and with branches in several Brazilian capitals, has among its clients businesses in different segments and in different cities of the country.

Alternatives such as the shared clean energy market should bring about profound and important transformations in the country in the coming years. “Micro and small business owners can benefit greatly from shared clean energy. In addition to reducing impacts on the environment and climate change, this technology promotes a significant reduction in the electricity bill every month, without the need for installation of photovoltaic panels or membership fees”, explains the CEO of Juntos Energia, José Otávio Bustamante . The company is the first in the country to be able to connect power plants to the utility grids, launching the portability model in residential energy generation and for small and medium-sized companies.

The data revealed by the Sebrae survey also show that there is a concern on the part of MSEs with other aspects of sustainability, such as controlling water consumption (which is observed by 65% of companies), managing paper consumption (practiced by 62% ) and separation for selective garbage collection (implemented in 55% of micro and small companies).

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