Recently amongst large businesses, there has been an increase in investment in onsite methods of power generation.
For example, Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino is powered by 100 percent renewable energy, in part from a 17MW onsite rooftop solar installation. Also, Ikea have installed almost 700,000 solar panels on their stores and distribution centres. IKEA is also encouraging its customers to make their shopping trips more sustainable through the installation of electric vehicle fast charging points across all 18 of their stores’ car parks. If businesses the likes of Apple, Ikea and other members of the RE100 are investing in onsite energy generation technology then they must be onto something.