At the European Conference for Renewable Energy in Berlin in 2004, the European Union set itself the target of obtaining 20% of its total energy requirements from renewable energy sources by the year 2020.
LPG is a fossil-fuel energy source that can make a significant contribution to achieving this target. Because of its flexible infrastructure and limited impact on the environment, LPG is a natural complement to innovative renewable energy systems that require a complementary source to compensate for intermittency.
SHV Energy is committed to working together for a more carbon-friendly future. For example, at the beginning 2007, SHV Energy German affiliate Primagas launched a unique service in which customers are offered a package consisting of an LPG heating system combined with a solar thermal system. Further incentives include qualified installation, annual maintenance checks and a 10-year interest-free financing option for the solar system. à Insert graph from page 11 Why LPG brochure
A similar service, called Primawatt, is also being offered by SHV Energy affiliate Primagaz France. This combines photovoltaic energy and propane gas. Primawatt reduces the customer’s energy bill by offering one kilowatt hour of propane for every two kilowatt hours of solar-fuelled electricity.