Entries by Chara Marmaridou

Alternative energy sources in maritime transport

Maritime transport has traditionally relied on fossil fuels, but alternative energy sources are becoming increasingly important because of their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. Some alternative energy sources that can be used in maritime transport include: Biofuels Biofuels are alternative energy sources produced from renewable organic materials such as vegetable […]

How much Storage do you need for your Solar Park?

Written by Wattcrop team A colocated solar park is a facility that combines solar photovoltaic (PV) panels with a battery energy storage system (BESS) to provide reliable and efficient electricity to the grid. The optimal ratio of PV to BESS in a colocated solar park depends on several factors, including the location of the facility, […]

Heterojunction Technology in Solar Panels

Written by Giannis Taousanidis, electrical engineer at Wattcrop HJT (heterojunction) panels, also known as HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer) panels, are the new generation of solar panels. They are known for their high efficiency and improved performance under different weather conditions, making them an attractive option for residential and commercial solar installations. But what […]

Νέες τάσεις στην τεχνολογία των φωτοβολταϊκών

Πρώτη δημοσίευση: CLIMA 21 Του Υπάτιου Μωυσιάδη.. Καινοτόμες εφαρμογές και προκλήσεις για μεγαλύτερη διείσδυση, φιλικότερες λύσεις και μείωση του κόστους Πολλοί είναι εκείνοι οι οποίοι προσπαθούν να προβλέψουν ποια θα είναι η κυρίαρχη τεχνολογία παραγωγής ηλεκτρικής ενέργειας έως το 2050. Το μόνο σίγουρο είναι ότι το μείγμα παραγωγής ηλεκτρισμού δεν θα αποτελείται πλέον από μία […]

Parking facilities & electricity generation: a highly sustainable innovation!

Solar energy has been growing rapidly in recent years as the sun is one of the most efficient, economical, and sustainable sources of energy. However, are we making the most of this inexhaustible source? Hearing solar energy, everyone’s thoughts turn to ground-mounted solar panels on some barren land far away from developed areas. This is […]

The energy autonomy of the islands.

Written by Margarita Kyrkou, surveyor at Wattcrop. Nowadays, due to the energy crisis experienced by the whole of Europe, there has been increasing reference to energy autonomy. But what does energy autonomy mean? In the world literature, there are several definitions. Essentially, it is the meeting of the energy needs (electricity, heating & mobility) of […]

The financial impacts of the climate crisis

Written by Wattcrop team The financial impacts of the climate crisis are far-reaching and wide-ranging, with the potential to affect virtually every aspect of the global economy. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has estimated that the total costs of the climate crisis could reach as high as 5% of global GDP each year […]

The development stages of RES projects.

Like all types of projects, renewable energy projects follow a specific process. There are 4 main stages, each of them requiring its own specialised staff. These are the stages of pre-development, development, construction and finally, project management and maintenance. Stage 1 First and very important, is the pre-development stage. This is that phase of the […]

7 κύρια συνθετικά στοιχεία στα οποία η Αγορά Ενέργειας πρέπει να δώσει απαντήσεις για την επιτυχημένη ενεργειακή μετάβαση

Πρώτη δημοσίευση: energypress του Υπάτιου Μωυσιάδη Το 2022 φεύγει αφήνοντας ένα τοπίο ρευστότητας και αβεβαιότητας. Τόσο η ενεργειακή κρίση η οποία επιδεινώθηκε λόγου του πολέμου στην Ουκρανία όσο και η κλιματική κρίση της οποίας η επιπτώσεις είναι πλέον οφθαλμοφανείς έχουν φέρει στην επιφάνεια τις χρόνιες ελλείψεις και παθογένειες στο χώρο της Ενέργειας τόσο σε Εθνικό […]

Key factors for Wind Resource Assessment

Written by Vaggelis Ioannou, electrical engineer at Wattcrop. Wind resource assessment is the most time-consuming procedure in majority of wind projects, and it determines the future of a project since it provides valuable data for it such as average wind speed, average wind density energy, Annual Energy Production (AEP), losses and uncertainty associated with AEP. […]