Although electricity generation has become more efficient, population growth, a shift to more electrically-powered devices and the increasing energy intensity of the developing world means consumers and industry continue to use more electricity overall. Since the Industrial Revolution, fossil fuels have been the primary energy source used to power the global economy. However, rapid growth in energy generated using fossil fuels has come at significant environmental and health costs. As such, there is now unprecedented political and community support for a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy technologies, and as global authorities work to address the crisis, a new investment opportunity has emerged – large scale solar generation infrastructure.
Solar infrastructure is at the heart of what innovative Australian sustainable investment fund, New Energy Solar (NES), invests in – large-scale, cash-flow producing solar farms that generate emissions-free power. The transition from traditional, carbon-intensive resources to sustainable renewable and carbon-free energy sources is being made possible by rapid technological improvements driving cost competitiveness. It is also providing a solid foundation for other renewable energy technologies including wind, geothermal, hydro-electricity, hybrid solutions, battery and other storage and smart metering.
NES is investing in a more sustainable future enabling the building of solar energy assets Until recently, investments in solar energy were largely limited to high growth, technology-oriented, early-stage companies. But today, grid parity is driving an ever wider adoption of solar power generation, and people are able to invest across the full solar value chain including relatively lower risk, cash-flow producing solar assets that generate power with zero direct carbon emissions. The development of solar farms along with advances to energy storage technology and innovations in hybrid and electric vehicles will help shape the future of power generation and utilisation as the world transitions to clean energy.
By participating in the global switch to renewable fuels, through the funding of solar projects, NES aims to generate positive social impact alongside attractive financial returns. NES has also developed an extensive pipeline of solar PV plants and is continuing to assess and perform due diligence on several attractive potential acquisitions predominately located in the US, Australia and Asia.
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Organisational participation includes private companies, publicly listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia. Participants are required to complete a written submission for a specific initiative or product. Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings. Products can include but are not limited to goods, services, devices, equipment, programs, processes, activities, applications, software, cloud-based services, platforms and systems. Entry is open to all domestic and international products commercially available on the Australian market.
Entries are assessed utilising a robust and dynamic framework to ensure that the assessment process is pertinent and objective. The World Business Awards Framework (WBA Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards. The WBA Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the evaluation criteria for each of the award categories. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.
The Australian Business Awards are an annual comprehensive awards program which recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of business and product award categories. The Australian Business Awards are the national chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership program conducted on a national and international level. Eligible organisations participate in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards. Conducted annually, The World Business Awards seeks to engage with the world’s business, innovation and technology leaders through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework. The program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum of their products, services and initiatives and to review their business performance. The cycle culminates in the recognition and celebration of organisations that implement world-class business initiatives, projects, products and services.
Organisations that participate are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally. The recipients are acknowledged for their achievements and identified as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their projects, initiatives, products, services, contributions and achievements being recognised on a prominent and far-reaching scale. The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing brand awareness, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige. This establishes a valuable resource that can be used extensively to create opportunities for publicity, positive organisational profiling and heightened brand awareness within the respective industries both nationally and internationally.