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„Growing energy prices sparked an acceleration in the demand for economical solutions, namely
photovoltaics. In using this avenue, customers can procure part of their energy expenditure from
their own source for the following 30 years. In addition, this energy source is renewable and
produces clean energy without CO2 emissions,“ Kamil Čermák, chairman and CEO of ČEZ ESCO,
the largest supplier of modern and economic solutions in Czechia’s energetics, said.
What sort of increase in demand for modern
energetics solutions from companies and other
subjects are you experiencing right now?
Currently, we are seeing a surge in demand everywhere.
The interannual demand for photovoltaics at ČEZ
ESCO has tripled, and revenue from contracted EPC
projects experienced a similar spike. In this same vein
I could list off changes in many other fields as well.
Growing energy prices sparked an acceleration in the
demand for economical solutions, namely photovoltaics.
In using this avenue, customers can procure part of their
energy expenditure from their own source for around
the following 30 years. In addition to that, this energy
source is renewable, and produces clean energy without
CO2 emissions. One of the biggest recent photovoltaic
projects was completed for the central warehouse of
Billa. This project covered the over 5 000 square meters
of roof with over 1 800 solar panels, which resulted
in a solution that generates over a thousand MWh of
emission-free electricity annually, covering a quarter of
the warehouse’s consumption and saving over 500 tons
You offer companies the “photovoltaics for a single
crown” service, what is this exactly?
This is a collaborative product prepared in conjunction
with Komerční Banka. Installation of photovoltaic
power plants does not require any entry capital.
We offer this as a turnkey solution, which includes
any necessary administrative action, servicing and
insurance of subsequent operation. Throughout
the entire repayment period, our customers are
provided with any servicing they might need.
Photovoltaic plants have a lifespan of over 30 years.
If companies want to start saving money
in energetics, where should they start?
Customers are sometimes unsure as to exactly what
they want, however, that is what we are here for, to
consult them and tailor a solution that is ideal for them.
We do our best to accommodate customer demands
and look for specific technological solutions to fit them.
Sometimes, the answer may be photovoltaics, other
times it may include cogeneration, or a measurement
or regulation system, while some cases may require
optimization of their entire energy economy. We
discuss these options with companies that might have
unused roof real estate and are considering methods
to put it to good use.
How would you characterize a typical customer
Our customer base spans a wide scope. It may include
business chains, strategic enterprises with a long list of
venues spread across the country, public buildings and
offices, or even future-conscious family businesses.
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What is the energy consumption threshold suitable
for this service?
Photovoltaics for a single crown is appropriate for
buildings with an energy consumption figure exceeding
200 MWh per year. The guarantee of solar panel
efficiency is typically above 80% after 25 years of use.
What sort of savings can companies expect
Cities, regions and their funded organizations can save
up to hundreds of millions of crowns. Larger projects
might be able to reach upwards of 20 millions crowns
Mr Čermák, thank you for the interview.
Foto: ČEZ ESCO