Inside Cleantech – S2E3 – A Climate Change Engineering Startup Story

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At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers from the Cleantech and Renewable Energy Industry as well as from the Entrepreneurship and Investment World. Find out about their opinions on the future of Green Entech and Cleantech, get their insights on opportunities & risks, discover the secrets of successful businesses & ventures, learn from their successes and failures.

“A Climate Change Engineering Startup Story”

On this interview, I am discussing with Mr John Davies, Founder of 2DEGREESKELVIN. John, shares with us his story and his decision to start an innovative Climate Change Engineering Company offering speciallised services and testing to the solar enery industry. With years of experience on the field and hands-on problem solving skills John and I discuss about the challenges in the services sector, common failures and mistakes the industry did during cinstruction and lessons learned. We also expand on subsidies and the current CFD round in the UK. Finally John gives us his opinion on service pricing and digitalisation of the O&M activities. This episode was filmed with ZOOM in an isolation environment due to COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t miss John’s personal story on how he took the brave decision to create his company, his insights on the services within the Solar sector and the challenges that COVID-19 brings to startups and the sector.

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Data analysis is set to transform the energy industry – 4 applications that lead this change

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Data analysis can be deployed across the whole energy value chain, regardless of the size of the asset. From large utility scale sites to residential solar and storage, leveraging the power of data drastically cuts costs, enhances the useful life of the asset and saves valuable time to the owner and managing team.

Currently information flow is fractured and involves multiple stakeholders, exchange of endless spreadsheets and one-way, data deprived reporting processes. The main problem is the high volume of low quality, unvalidated data; distributed through various channels, their value is not unfolded, and they are perceived as an additional responsibility, instead of a valuable tool in the hands of O&Ms, Asset Managers and local councils.

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Inside Cleantech – S2E2 – Insights of a Green Entech Technologist – Interview with Andrew Eisenberg

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At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers from the Cleantech and Renewable Energy Industry as well as from the Entrepreneurship and Investment World. Find out about their opinions on the future of Green Entech and Cleantech, get their insights on opportunities & risks, discover the secrets of successful businesses & ventures, learn from their successes and failures.

On this interview, I am discussing with Mr Andrew Eisenberg, CEO at Green IT Energy Applications. Andrew, is giving us his opinion on critical subjects as a technology provider for the last 20 years in the USA. Green IT, has been a pionner in developing technologies specifically designed for the Renewable Energy Industry. Green IT provides end-to-end data capture and management systems on Solar, Wind, Storage and Hydro across North America. Filmed with Zoom in an isolation environment due to COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew and I, are discussing about his journey and the current state of the solar PV industry in the US, the importance of Cybersecurity and critical fact data acquisition, validation and analysis for the Renewable Energy Industry. Get Andrews personal view on how data are critical for the decision making in an unsubsidised environment and how he sees the new normal for him, his team and the wider industry in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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Big Data and Energy: A winning duo? – With Ypatios Moysiadis

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The first podcast of Cleantech Geek is here. In this episode of “Watt a time to be alive” hosted by ESCP Energy Society, Tristan de La Selle and Ypatios Moysiadis discuss big data and energy on Spotify.

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“For you, AI might sound like a science fiction concept or a simple buzzword that people like to talk about to sound smart, but it is actually reshaping the very old energy industry. We decided to discuss this with someone who knows this subject and Ypatios Moysiadis seemed like the perfect person to meet. ‘Business Development Director & UK Country Manager, Greenssolver UK he has helped companies develop wind parks and solar farms”.

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Inside Cleantech – S1:E8 – Owners Operators Insights – Interview with Francesco Girardi

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At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers from the Cleantech and Renewable Energy Industry. Find out about their opinions on the future of the industry, get their insights on opportunities, learn from their successes and failures.

On this interview, I am discussing with Mr Francesco Girardi, Chairman of Bluefield Services / Bluefield Group. Francesco, is giving us his insights as an owner / operator. Bluefield, has been a pionner in adopting vertically integrated management models from asset investments all the way to retaining key services like O&M and Asset Management in-house. Filmed on a very nice setting within Bluefield’s London offices Francesco and I, are discussing about the journey and the current state of the solar PV industry, project development on an un-subsidised environment and the importances of leveraging and diversifing on technology for trading electricity. Get Francesco’s personal view (and disruptive suggestions!) on how market demands will require new expertise and how the core service will evolve to deliver value taking the discussing away from prices.

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Inside Cleantech – S1:E7 – Unsubsidised Assets Development & PPAs – Interview with Mark Henderson

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At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers from the Cleantech and Renewable Energy Industry. Find out about their opinions on the future of the industry, get their insights on opportunities, learn from their successes and failures.

On this interview, I am discussing with Mr Mark Henderson Chief Investment Officer at Gridserve. Learn how a new breed of Renewable energy Investors like Gridserve are embracing new innovative solar PV technologies and adopting new business models in an unsibsidised environment. We are discussing about the imporance of PPAs and how these will evolve over the next years. Get Mark’s personal view on what should we expect from the legislators and how combining technologies can mitigate investment risk.

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Inside Cleantech – S1:E6 – Data Collection & Management with Drones – Interview with Will Hitchcock

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At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers from the Cleantech and Renewable Energy Industry. Find out about their opinions on the future of the industry, get their insights on opportunities, learn from their successes and failures.

On this interview, I am discussing with Mr Will Hitchcock Founder & CEO of Above. Learn how the sector has evolved over the last 4 years, with drones becoming a key tool for inspections and how data collection and management becomes more important for efficient decision making. Get Will’s personal view on what made Above a success story over the last 4 years and how starting up a company laying on the intersection of his personal interests was critical for his success. Interview was taken in the Solar & Storage Live 2019 exhibition, successfully organised by Terrapinn – http://www.terrapinn.com

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Challenges within Solar PV O&M and Impact on Smaller Installers / Service Providers

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Conference: SOLAR & STORAGE LIVE 2019 | 18 December 2019 | NEC Birmingham Organisers: Terrapinn – http://www.terrapinn.com

Presenter: Ypatios Moysiadis – Greensolver Business Development Director

During the Solar & Storage Live 2019 Exhibition, Ypatios gave a presentation on the Challenges within Solar PV O&M and the Impact / Opportunities for small Installers / Service providers.

Five key point on how Solar PV O&M is evolving:

1) Price pressure leads to new business models

2) Data driven decision making becomes a focal point

3) Safety and Compliance become more important

4) Un-subsidised Solar projects will result in new types of stricter service contracts

5) Consolidation on higher levels will have a knock on effect in the service industry.


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Inside Cleantech – S1:E5 – Future of Solar in the UK – Interview with A. Klassen & N. Gall

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At this series we discuss with experts, senior executives and influencers from the Cleantech and Renewable Energy Industry. Find out about their opinions on the future of the industry, get their insights on opportunities, learn from their successes and failures.

On this interview, I am discussing with two Solar Trade Association experts on the front line of the solar Industry representation, Mrs Aleksandra Klassen Business Development Manager and Mr Nicholas Gall, Senior Policy Analyst of the STA. Learn their views and the views of STA on what the next day holds for the solar sector in the UK as well as the important regulatory changes that will effect existing and new solar assets. Interview was taken in the Solar & Storage Live 2019 exhibition, successfully organised by Terrapin.

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How the de-carbonisation agenda and the reduction of CAPEX drives forward deployment of RE in Europe

by Ypatios Moysiadis

Regardless whether you believe in the future of renewable energy, it is an undeniable fact that solar and wind have established themselves as mainstream generating technologies across the globe.

More and more often we see records being broken and whole countries running for consecutive weeks on green energy alone. The UK, for example, ran for a fortnight without burning any coal for electricity breaking a national record earlier this year.

China is the steam engine in this global transformation with Europe, US and India following behind.

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