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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Easter Campaign: “Spread Hope & Share Love” by Wattcrop and TrueStory Radio

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 about the Easter charity campaign organized by Wattcrop in collaboration with TrueStory Radio. “Spread Hope & Share Love” is a campaign that aims to provide food and essentials to people in real need.

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 issue of energy storage in Greece

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 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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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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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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From sun to socket: The Rise of Solar Energy

Written by Riki Argyropoulou, a junior surveyor at Wattcrop.

The world is experiencing a rapid shift towards renewable energy sources due to the increasing demand for energy and the need to address the climate change crisis. Among these sources, solar energy is one of the most promising and rapidly growing forms of renewable energy. In this article, we will discuss the rise of solar energy and its potential to revolutionize the world’s energy systems.

Solar energy is harnessed from the sun using solar panels, which capture sunlight and convert it into electricity. The energy generated by solar panels is known as solar power and can be used for various purposes, including powering homes, businesses, and even entire cities. The use of solar energy has gained popularity over the years due to its numerous benefits, including its environmental friendliness, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.

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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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