Community-Driven Renewables: Overcoming Obstacles for a Sustainable Future

Written by Giannis Taousanidis, electrical engineer at Wattcrop.

By almost completing the first quarter of the 21st century and the effects of climate change becoming more apparent, an increasing number of people turn to renewable energy and other energy-efficient solutions (circular economy, Nealy Zero Emission Buildings, etc.). In this quest for a sustainable and eco-friendly future, community-driven renewable energy initiatives are a very promising solution. Utilizing RES’s capability of distributed generation, these initiatives allow local communities to take control of their energy production, reduce carbon emissions, and foster economic growth. However, these endeavors face a considerable number of obstacles that must be addressed.

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Urban Sustainability and Green Cities

Written by Margarita Kyrkou, Rural-Surveying Engineer & GIS Specialist at Wattcrop

Urban Sustainability and Green Cities

Urban sustainability is becoming an increasingly critical concern as the world’s population continues to urbanize at an unprecedented rate. A large proportion of the world’s population is concentrated in urban centers and is projected to increase to 70% by 2030. At the same time, cities bear the greatest responsibility for the human footprint on the environment, being responsible for more than 70% of the carbon dioxide emitted into the environment and most of the waste. Furthermore, many cities are already facing problems in air quality, solid and liquid waste management, and infrastructure. These challenges must be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for their residents. This is where the concept of green cities, also known as sustainable cities, comes into play.

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Offshore Wind Farms: Utilization of Wind Energy at Sea

Written by Petros Maggos, electrical engineer at Wattcrop.

As the world strives to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change, wind turbines which convert wind energy into electricity play a key role in this direction for the transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. Over the years, we have seen a large number of wind turbines installed on mount lands. However, the availability of suitable land for installing these turbines is becoming increasingly limited. Nowadays it is feasible to install wind turbines in bodies of water usually at sea to create offshore wind farms instead of onshore. Offshore wind farms have emerged as a promising solution in the renewable energy sector.

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The issue of energy storage in Greece

FM: True Story Radio 102,8
Producer: Antonis Pougaridis

Cleantech Geek

As Managing Partner of Wattcrop (hhtps:// I had the pleasure of giving one more 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 energy issues with extensive reference to the issue of energy storage in Greece.

This YouTube channel has been created out of the need to understand the drivers behind the Energy Transition and the necessity to move towards a sustainable economy. Entrepreneurs, innovation, and startups will be at the forefront being the early adopters, the pioneers, the disruptors… Join us on this Journey!

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Photovoltaic Systems in Green Architecture: Powering Sustainable Buildings

Written by Riki Argyropoulou, junior surveyor at Wattcrop.

In the quest for a sustainable future, green architecture has emerged as a pivotal approach to reducing the environmental impact of buildings. At the forefront of this movement are photovoltaic (PV) systems, which harness the power of the sun to generate clean and renewable electricity. Integrating PV systems into green architecture not only offers numerous environmental benefits but also contributes to energy efficiency, resilience, and cost savings. This article explores the role of photovoltaic systems in green architecture, highlighting their significance, benefits, and the transformative potential they hold for sustainable building design.

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Renewables and Sustainable Agriculture: Opportunities for Synergy

Written by Aggeliki Marinou, environmental engineer at Wattcrop.


As the world grapples with the twin challenges of climate change and food security, the integration of renewable energy and sustainable agriculture offers a promising solution. Renewable energy technologies, such as solar, wind, and biomass, have gained traction in recent years as alternatives to fossil fuels. Similarly, sustainable agriculture practices aim to minimize environmental impact while ensuring food production. By combining these two spheres, we can unlock numerous opportunities for synergy that will pave the way for a greener and more food-secure future.

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Climate change: Changing weather patterns confirm its arrival

Written by Wattcrop.

As the seasons shift and weather patterns become increasingly unpredictable, the undeniable truth of climate change becomes more apparent. The Earth’s climate has always been dynamic, with natural variations occurring over centuries. However, the rapid and extreme changes we are witnessing today cannot be solely attributed to natural causes. The evidence is mounting, and it is clear that climate change is knocking at our door, demanding urgent attention and action.

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Unleashing the potential of renewables in the industry

Written by Wattcrop.

Renewable energy sources have witnessed a remarkable growth trajectory in recent years, redefining the global energy landscape and offering a promising solution to the climate crisis. As industries strive to decarbonize and enhance their sustainability, the integration of renewables has become a vital strategy. However, the true transformative power of renewables lies in their seamless amalgamation with smart technologies, unlocking unprecedented opportunities for the industry. This article explores the convergence of renewables and intelligent systems, highlighting the potential benefits and innovative applications that can revolutionize various industrial sectors.

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How is technology revolutionizing the renewable energy industry?

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

The world is facing an urgent need to transition to renewable energy sources to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. Fortunately, advances in technology are making this transition more feasible and affordable than ever before. From solar panels to wind turbines, technology is revolutionizing the renewable energy industry in several ways.

Solar Energy

One of the most exciting developments in renewable energy technology is the continued advancement of solar panels. In recent years, solar panels have become much more efficient and affordable. This is largely due to advances in manufacturing techniques and improvements in the materials used to make solar panels.

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Corporate social responsibility and renewable energy. What businesses need to know.

Written by Giannis Taousanidis, an electrical engineer at Wattcrop.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a buzzword in the business world recently. As consumers become more aware of the impact of business on the environment, they expect companies to take responsibility for their actions and make efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. One way for companies to meet these expectations is by investing in renewable energy.

Investing in renewables

Since renewables are sustainable and do not produce harmful emissions that contribute to climate change, companies can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to the fight against climate change, by investing in renewable energy.

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