The economic crisis generated by the recent Covid-19 pandemic has caused a uneasy feeling in the energy sector. Although it is one of the safe haven values for clients and investors, the fact that it has arrived in the process of transition towards renewable production models has been a setback before which it is necessary to put a series of solutions to ensure the sustained growth that it had had until then. In this sense, the importance acquired by companies such as the international EPCista GRS, specialized in the construction of photovoltaic solar plants and their connection to the grid. It has a great international projection, a benchmark in countries such as Australia, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Spain, Mexico or Brazil, among others.
Currently, the company has built more than 2 GW distributed in 104 photovoltaic plants around the world, is in full development of 1.5 GW in projects, carries out the operation and maintenance of projects totaling 2 GW and is immersed in an expansion process with new contracts and the expansion of business towards the acquisition of projects in different stages development: greenfield; brownfield and ready-to-build. With a focus on promising markets such as Chile, Australia, the United States, Spain, South Africa and Portugal, GRS is strengthening its lines of business through an increase in its activity within the most important markets worldwide in terms of quantity and quality of photovoltaic installations.
One of the company’s maxims, according to its CEO, Juan Pedro Alonso, “Is to ensure the sustainability and profitability of the projects, as well as their delivery in a timely manner.” He also explains that GRS “is in the midst of an expansion phase worldwide, negotiating new contracts, reinforcing our pipeline for 2021 and consolidating our position in leading markets.” On the current context of photovoltaics, Alonso emphasizes that «photovoltaics and storage are two pillars of a sector that is about to be a vital economic growth lever for recovery and to promote and contribute to the fulfillment of this decarbonization process in which we are immersed.
The vision and values of companies like GRS mark the roadmap for a sector that continues to seek to improve the transition path and promote the use of renewable energy as a vehicle for the energy paradigm shift. The involvement of all stakeholders, together with advances in the field of regulation and financing, is one of the keys for the currently cheapest energy available to become the trusted alternative and the energy generation model of the future. “Despite the specific problems caused by Covid-19, we are at a time of growth for the renewable energy sector in general, and solar photovoltaic in particular, so it seems crucial to overcome the challenges and opportunities that they will soon emerge in terms of technological innovation, investment and new regulations ”, highlights the CEO of GRS. In this sense, it is important to underline that “the increase in renewable activity has been supported and is supported by four main factors: technology, the systematic reduction of costs, the macroeconomic environment and the robustness of an increasingly compact sector “, Add.
From the company they remember that the renewables sector has a strong export profile. Although the health crisis had a strong impact on energy demand and electricity prices, these have already recovered to pre-Covid levels and demand has changed both in the daily curve (increase in household consumption during the day, less transport , etc.) and in the sector (decrease in the hospitality industry, the retail sector, etc.).