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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 However, if today’s outdated fossil fuel-based global energy system is transitioned to 100% renewables – which can and should […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Climate chaos – why our decisions have more power than ever before

By choosing to back fossil fuels or 100% renewable energy, we choose the consequences Every choice we make has consequences. But, we now live in a time of heightened consequence. We have reached a critical point in our planet’s history where the decisions we take now will determine the future of all living things. Never […]

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What is the impact of 2 million solar lamps?

Solarcentury’s mission is to make a positive difference to climate chaos through the widespread adoption of solar energy. In order to achieve this goal, we have various methods, including an annual donation of 5% of net profits to SolarAid. SolarAid is a development organisation that aims to combat poverty and climate change by replacing kerosene […]

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Day in the life: Rick Fransen – Business Development Manager

Solarcentury’s Rick Fransen has been in the solar industry for 30 years and has rightly been named Rickipedia. Here we learn more about his extensive knowledge and passion for everything solar. How long have you been working in solar? 30 years. Since 1st May 1989. Why solar energy? What motivates you to work within this […]

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Revisiting Southill Solar; Q&A with Tim Crisp on how the site has bloomed

Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds is Southill Solar Farm. Standing at 4.5MWp, it generates enough electricity to power the equivalent of the homes in Charlbury, Finstock and Fawler which flank its boundary. In 2016, driven by the vision of local residents Tim Crisp and Liz Reason, nearly 400 members of the community came […]

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In tackling climate chaos, we have all the answers – we just lack the right question

In tackling climate chaos, we have all the answers – we just lack the right question By Susannah Wood, Marketing Director Anyone who watched the final of the men’s eight from the 2000 Sydney Olympics couldn’t possibly forget the stunning victory by Team GB. They weren’t expected to win; they weren’t expected to place. The […]

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How corporates are leading the 100% renewable energy transition

An historic new report shows we can reach 100% renewable energy in just a few decades, and it’s affordable; making this the clear answer to tackling climate change. But, more importantly perhaps, it is already happening – and it’s the corporate world leading the charge.

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