Day in the life of Chris Banks, UK Business Development Manager
Continuing our day in the life series, UK Business Development Manager, Chris Banks, shares why the industry inspires him and why he’s willing to roll with the punches Our normal series is a question and answer style, but Chris went off-piste, and we like it. I became hooked Renewable energy always seemed like common sense […]
What lies ahead for energy storage in Europe?
Tadgh Cullen, Energy Storage Manager, examines barriers, progress and opportunities There has been much written recently about utility-scale energy storage projects in Australia and the US. Two examples include the expansion to the 100MWh Hornsdale Power Reserve project in South Australia, and in California, where a power supply company selected energy storage projects instead of […]
COVID-19: How solar is adapting
Evert Vlaswinkel, MD for EMEA, considers the current challenges we face, how Solarcentury is adapting, and why now is the time for change To work in solar, you need to be resilient, adaptable and committed to acting on climate science, as over the years we’ve overcome a great many challenges. We’ve dealt with the financial […]
Day in the life of Lucia Casalduero, Marketing Executive
Lucia is our Marketing Executive in Spain. Her role involves a lot of multi-tasking, making sure she keeps up-to-date with solar news, and finding creative ways of sharing our projects. Read all about her role… How and when did you end up in Solarcentury? There comes a crucial moment in life when you have to […]
Day in the life of Peter Allen, Senior Asset Manager
With a background in Accounting and Finance, Peter joined Solarcentury as our first Asset Manager. He works on our international projects and tells us all about his experience and role here… What is your background, and how did you end up at Solarcentury? I’ve worked in energy since the start of my career, always in […]
How to build the biggest solar farm in the Netherlands?
On a sunny morning in November, we arrive at the Vlagtwedde solar farm construction site to meet Thijs Martens, who is the project manager of what will become the largest solar farm in the Netherlands. His passion is clear when he talks about building solar farms – he is a real expert in the development […]
Powering ahead with decarbonisation requires a green electricity revolution
Enrico Ambrosini, Global Head of Origination, explains why. Fossil fuel consumption for energy is far and away the biggest contributor of harmful greenhouse emissions globally, accounting for almost 70% of global carbon emissions every year. However, if today’s outdated fossil fuel-based global energy system is transitioned to 100% renewables – which can and should be […]
Day in the life of Elena Koumpli, Head of Data Analysis and SCADA Manager
After working on research projects in academia for over 10 years, Elena joined Solarcentury and now leads our SCADA and Data Analysis teams, which focus on performance optimisation. We learn more about her and her role here… What is your background and route into the company? During my first degree in Applied Physics in Athens, […]
Why ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in solar is essential for decarbonisation and prosperity
David Edwards, Solarcentury Strategy and Resources Director, takes us through the numbers. The Earth’s carbon budget is rapidly expiring. Since the Paris Agreement, world leaders, major corporations and financial investors have talked much about the importance of transitioning to a decarbonised global economy. However, their ongoing subsidising of and investment in fossil fuels is already […]
Day in the life: Stephane Poulain – Business Development Manager
Stephane’s energy experience spans over two decades, but witnessing the changing landscape due to climate chaos drove him to focus his efforts on building up the French solar market.