Supporting renewable energy investments by shopping centres

The image accompanying the News on the agreement with the National Council of Shopping Centers (CNCC) to encourage business investments in environmental sustainability and energy from renewable sources, portrays a technician installing photovoltaic panels

Intesa Sanpaolo and the National Council of Shopping Centres (CNCC) have signed an agreement to encourage investment by businesses in environmental sustainability and energy from renewable sources through the spread of:

  • Renewable Energy Communities
  • Collective self-consumption

which is one of the main objectives of the Motore Italia Energy Transition programme.

In further detail, CNCC member companies will receive support from Intesa Sanpaolo and specialised partners in the form of solutions specifically dedicated to energy transition, such as the S-Loan CER and S-Loan Progetti Green, which set special rate conditions for achieving shared sustainability goals.

Companies will also be able to take advantage of the operational rental of photovoltaic panels, offered in cooperation with RentforYou, an Intesa Sanpaolo company.

The agreement also provides for increased investment in pursuit of ESG objectives and support with digitalisation processes.

The initiative is particularly relevant in light of the potential of the investment in photovoltaics on the surfaces of the 1,274 shopping centres, with a total capacity of 19.9 million GLA (useful commercial area).

CNCC member companies can play a central role in local energy communities by aggregating demand and investing in green systems, with benefits in terms of sustainability for companies and the impact they generate on the local economy.