The contribution of education to renewable energy

Written by Aggeliki Marinou, environmental engineer at Wattcrop.

The world is currently facing a number of pressing challenges, including climate change, environmental degradation, and the depletion of natural resources. Renewable energy is widely seen as a key part of the solution to these problems, and education has a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to a more sustainable energy future.

The contributions of education to renewable energy

One of the most important contributions of education to renewable energy is in the area of research and development. As more and more people become aware of the need for renewable energy, there is a growing demand for new and innovative solutions to the challenges of generating and storing clean energy. This has led to a surge in research and development in the field of renewable energy, and education plays a key role in producing the scientists and engineers who are driving this research forward.

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Why is renewable energy more cost-effective than fossil fuels?

Written by Wattcrop team.

Renewable energy has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and for good reason. Not only is it more sustainable for the environment, but it’s also cheaper than fossil fuels. In this article, we’ll explore why renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuels.

Low operational costs

Renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydro are low-cost to operate because they do not require fuel. Fossil fuel power plants, on the other hand, require fuel such as coal, oil, and natural gas, which can be expensive to extract, transport, and store. The cost of fuel can also fluctuate, which can make it difficult to predict operating costs. Renewable energy sources, on the other hand, have no fuel costs, making them more predictable and less volatile.

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Exploring Energy Challenges, Rising Costs, and the Future of District Heating

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 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 abou energy issues with extensive reference to rising costs and district heating.

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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The Future of Transportation: Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy

Written by Riki Argyropoulou, junior surveyor engineer at Wattcrop

The world is becoming increasingly conscious of the impact of climate change and the role of human activities in exacerbating it. As a result, there is a growing interest in finding sustainable solutions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of global warming. The transportation sector alone accounts for approximately 23% of global carbon dioxide emissions, with road transport being the largest source. With the increasing demand for mobility, it is crucial to find sustainable alternatives that can reduce emissions and prevent further damage to our planet. Electric vehicles and renewable energy are two such alternatives that offer a promising solution.

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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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