How to boost returns from your Solar PV Assets

Conference: LARGE SCALE SOLAR SE 2023 | 4-5 JUL 23 | ATHENS
Organisers: SOLAR MEDIA – https://lss.solarenergyevents.com/

Cleantech Geek

As Managing Partner of Wattcrop (https://www.wattcrop.com) I had the pleasure of moderating a panel of two experts from companies representing different aspects within the renewable energy market. The key discussion topic evolved around strategies on how to boost returns from your Solar PV assets. The discussion focused on three main issues.

A. Effective, and pre-emptive, O&M strategies that are vital in maintaining high revenue from your assets

B. Applied strategies you can use to increase capacity, and thus returns

C. Active Management and Site Montioring technologies you should use.

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COP 28: The necessity of the energy transition!

Written by Wattcrop.

On 30 November, the 28th UN Climate Change Conference, COP 28, started in Dubai. This promising conference will conclude on 12 December, after two weeks of negotiations.

At this critical juncture in the impact of the climate crisis, we all expect tangible commitments from political leaders. COP 28 should be the vehicle for changing the perception of the urgency to adopt measures and actions to address the climate crisis. Accelerating the energy transition from fossil fuels to more environmentally friendly forms of energy is not just a potential solution to the problem but the only one that can slow down and reduce the devastating effects of violent climate change, which is becoming more and more noticeable year by year.

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Renewable Energy Jobs: Opportunities for a Green Career!

Written by Margarita Kyrkou, surveyor and GIS specialist at Wattcrop.

Renewable energy has become an increasingly important topic in recent years, as concerns about climate change and sustainability have grown. As a result, there has been a significant increase in the number of job opportunities available in the renewable energy sector. In this article, we will explore the various opportunities available in renewable energy and how to pursue a green career.

The renewable energy sector encompasses a wide range of technologies, including solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and biomass. Each of these technologies has its own unique set of job opportunities, from manufacturing and installation to research and development.

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The Intersection of Renewable Energy and Social Justice

Written by Wattcrop team.

Renewable energy has the potential to be one of the most significant solutions to combatting climate change. However, the benefits of renewable energy extend far beyond the environmental impact they make. Renewable energy has the power to create economic opportunities and promote social justice, particularly for communities that have historically been marginalized and underserved.

The intersection of renewable energy and social justice is critical to addressing the current climate crisis. Climate change disproportionately affects low-income communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color. These communities are often located in areas with a high concentration of pollution from fossil fuels. This pollution leads to a range of health issues, including respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Renewable energy can help reduce air pollution and improve the overall health and well-being of these communities.

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How renewables have contributed to reducing carbon emissions

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy production have been a major contributor to global climate change, and efforts to reduce these emissions have been at the forefront of climate action initiatives worldwide. According to recent data released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), CO2 emissions from energy production increased by less than 1% in 2022, marking a notable slowdown in emissions growth.

This news represents a significant achievement in the fight against climate change, as energy production is by far the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions globally. According to the IEA, energy-related CO2 emissions amounted to around 33.7 gigatons in 2022, with around 40% of these emissions coming from the generation of electricity.

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Green Hydrogen Production – How to Ensure the Smooth Rollout of New Technology

Conference: LARGE SCALE SOLAR SE 2023 | 4-5 JUL 23 | ATHENS

Organisers: SOLAR MEDIA

Cleantech Geek

As Managing Partner of Wattcrop (https://www.wattcrop.com) I had the pleasure of moderating a panel of four experts in an insightful discussion about Green Hydrogen Production. The panel representing companies across the supply chain and policy formation discuss key aspects on How to Ensure the Smooth Rollout of this New Technology.

Topics discussed include:

A. What is the expected CAPEX of green hydrogen projects?

B. What is the expected OPEX cost?

C. How large is the potential offtake market?

D. What is the appetite for debt and equity for green hydrogen projects?

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Wattcrop’s Vision for Greece by 2050: Proposals and Perspectives

Conference: Renewable & Storage Forum  | 2-3 NOV 23 | ATHENS

Organisers: Energypress.gr

Cleantech Geek

As Managing Partner of Wattcrop (hhtps://www.wattcrop.com) I had the pleasure to participate in a panel of experts from companies and organisations representing the energy sector. The panel’s topic was the challenges and prospects in the photovoltaic sector in Greece. We took the opportunity to present Wattcrop’s vision for Greece by 2050 and gave our own proposals to achieve the country’s energy and climate goals.

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Ypatios Moysiadis on True Story Radio: “90% of investments will not materialize”

FM: True Story Radio 102,8

Producer: Antonis Pougaridis

Cleantech Geek

As Managing Partner of Wattcrop (hhtps://www.wattcrop.com) I had the pleasure of giving a full interview on the radio show of Antonis Pougardis on True Story Radio, the only informative radio station in Western Macedonia. We talked extensively about the market and investments in renewable energy in the region.

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Grid Connections for Renewables in Greece: How to Reduce Delays and Encourage Modernisation

Grid Connections for Renewables in Greece: How to Reduce Delays and Encourage Modernisation

Conference: LARGE SCALE SOLAR SE 2023 | 4-5 JUL 23 | ATHENS

Organisers: SOLAR MEDIA

Cleantech Geek

As Managing Partner of Wattcrop (hhtps://www.wattcrop.com) I had the pleasure to participate in a panel of experts from companies and organisations representing the consulting, banking, development and operations aspects within the Greek renewables market.

The discussion focused on the key issues below:

• Grids need their capacity to be increased and modernised to handle the upcoming increase of renewable energy capacity being connected

• Grids need modernisation to be better suited to the new energy mix

• What can asset owners/developers to encourage such changes to the grid?

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Fueling a Green Revolution: Unleashing the Power of Green Hydrogen

Written by Elena Gkagkani, head of strategy and development at Wattcrop.

Introduction: 

In the quest for a sustainable future, hydrogen has emerged as a game-changer. As the most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen presents a vast source of clean fuel with immense potential. Governments, investors, and industry leaders worldwide are increasingly recognizing the role of hydrogen in decarbonization efforts. With over 1,000 hydrogen projects underway globally, and more than 350 announced in the past year alone, the momentum for green hydrogen is undeniable. This article explores the driving forces behind the green hydrogen revolution and the challenges that lie ahead. 

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