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Day in the life of Peter Allen, 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 […]

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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 […]

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 However, if today’s outdated fossil fuel-based global energy system is transitioned to 100% renewables – which can and should be […]

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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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