Cleantech News

Someone has to do it. Orchestrated by LTI ReEnergy – exclusive talk to Michael Bellmer at Intersolar Europe 2017

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Michael Bellmer, Managing director at LTI ReEnergy who approached us a new company “orchestrating strategy”. Below you can also learn how Michel & his Team define this new strategy (source LTI ReEnergy) A concert of great artists. The energy revolution is gaining momentum. Renewable energy […]

Opportunities for solar & smart energy solutions in Algeria – Mohamed Hammoud, Managing Director at MILLTECH

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy. In this interview we speak to  Mohamed Hammoud, Managing Director at MILLTECH who updates us on the current opportunities for solar & smart energy solutions in his homeland, Algeria. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy […]

The Energy Communities in Italy – Emilio Sani, lawyer and industry specialist of Italia Solare

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy. In this interview we speak to Emilio Sani, lawyer and industry specialist of Italia Solare who updated us on ongoing law-making with regards to the energy communities in Italy. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby […]

Vivint Smart Home Introduces Vivint Smart Properties for Property Developers and Managers

Provo—Vivint Smart Home, the leading smart home services provider in North America, Tuesday announced Vivint Smart Properties, the first comprehensive smart home solution designed for rental properties. Available across the U.S. and Canada, Vivint Smart Properties enables property developers and managers to increase the value of their properties by adding smart home technology as an amenity […]

Western Europe Smart Grid Investment To Reach $133.7 Billion Over Next 10 Years, Northeast Group Reports

Western Europe is looking to invest $133.7 billion in smart grid infrastructure by 2027, as it seeks to update its grid system to 21st century standards while maintaining itself as a top smart grid region on the world stage. According to a recent report from the Northeast Group, smart meter projects are now commonplace, while information technology, battery […]

Autonomous cars: Jag gets in the market

The latest investment in US ride-hailer Lyft will send a fleet of luxury vehicles into the market – and they may one day be smart enough to pick up passengers on their own. Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover on Monday announced a $33 million investment in Lyft and pledged to supply a fleet of vehicles as it conducts research […]

Enel’s CEO Francesco Starace new President of EURELECTRIC

Francesco Starace, CEO of the Enel Group, appointed as new President of EURELECTRIC, the association representing the electricity industry at the pan-European level. The Board also elected Alistair Phillips-Davies, Chief Executive of SSE, and Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall, as Vice Presidents who will share the responsibilities of the role. Estoril, Portugal – June […]

Optimizing the solar future, today with Regalgrid sharing energy technology platform – Enrico Carniato, Group Deputy General Manager at Upsolar Group & CEO of Upsolar Systems Italy

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy.  Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby single units, called “nodes” and comprised of generators and/or accumulators and/or renewable energy consumers, are networked in real time. In this interview we speak […]

Clean Disruption News: Airbus drops a new video showing off its autonomous flying taxi concept

Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button.  That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take the ride hailing services currently stuck on […]

GWEC celebrates 500GW on Global Wind Day

Leading trade bodies, led by the Global Wind Energy Council, have celebrated reaching 500GW installed capacity world wide, on Global Wind Day 2017. “Wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world,” GWEC said in a joint statement with WindEurope. “In 2016 alone, $112.5 […]

H.E. Dr Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry: Powering 100 million of Ethiopians to Secure Double Digit Growth of “Water Mama of Africa”

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry. Ethiopia, the country with the second largest population in Africa (almost 100 million people) and recognized as “Water Mama of Africa” is looking forward towards powering its continuous double digit growing […]

IRENA and State Grid of China to Cooperate on Accelerating Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility, agreed today to enhance their co-operation with a view to advancing the energy transition under global and regional initiatives, including the Paris Agreement and the Belt and Road initiative. The framework of the agreement includes opportunities for […]

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy Finance outlook for how fuel and electricity markets will evolve by 2040. The research group estimated solar already […]

Total Eclipse: Oil Giant Sees Its Future in Electricity

Sensing a peak in demand for crude oil, France’s Total is betting it can also produce and sell electricity to businesses and consumers. France’s Total SA, TOT 0.53% one of the world’s largest oil companies, sent its top executives to Silicon Valley last summer, where they met with tech investors and futurists. At Tesla Inc.’s Bay Area factory, a Total executive tweeted a […]

Clean Disruption News: Henrik Fisker Debuts 400 Mile Range EMotion Electric Car to Compete with His Arch Rival, Tesla

Famed automotive designer hasn’t given up on electric drive just yet, unveiling his next design meant to compete with his arch rival, Tesla. With a starting price tag of $129,000US, Karma Automotive’s EMotion luxury electric car is aiming for higher-end Tesla/Mercedes/Audi/BMW buyers. For that, you get a car that designer Henrik Fisker claims will provide […]

RES4MED = Don’t impose but propose… Roberto Vigotti, the man behind a success story of RES4MED

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to the man behind the organization, who just five years ago together with Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel started shaped on a sheet of paper a successful story of the organization.  Today, RES4MED & associated RES4AFRICA is a leading […]

Clean Disruption News: New CEM campaign aims for goal of 30% new electric vehicle sales by 2030

BEIJING – The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) announced a new campaign called EV 30@30 to speed up the deployment of electric vehicles and target at least 30 percent new electric vehicle sales by 2030.  The campaign will support the market for electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks (including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell […]

The World 4.0.: Enel electric car & sustainable family solution at Enel Store? Francesco Starace, CEO at Enel

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to one of the clean energy disruptors in the utility space, Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel. Mr. Starace was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in May 2014.  He joined Enel in 2000, holding several executive positions including Head […]