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Solar and the longest day

We’re approaching the longest day in the Northern hemisphere. But will it be the best day for solar? The answer may not be as you’d expect. Jan Muller, Director of Asset Management, explains. Solar really likes a combination of low temperatures and high levels of irradiance. It still works in cloudy conditions, but performs best […]

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How the Coronavirus crisis impacts the construction of our largest solar farm in the Netherlands

Like most of the world, our team in the Netherlands has tried to make the best of the bizarre changes our society is experiencing since the Coronavirus came to our shores. Our offices are empty, and the only way we can communicate with our colleagues is via phone and video conference. But the effects are […]

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Four key requirements for CfDs

As the consultation closes for the proposed CfD scheme, Susannah Wood shares our thoughts on what’s needed to make CfDs work for solar. It’s good news for the UK’s low-carbon future that the Government wants to include solar into the CfD scheme. A successful solar scheme will see plenty of low-carbon electricity being built at […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Day in the life of Lucia Casalduero, Office Manager & Assistant Project Manager

Lucia is the Office Manager and Assistant PM in our Valencia office. Her role involves a lot of multi-tasking, working with all teams, and thinking on her feet. 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 make a […]

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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 […]

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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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