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Based on a Discussion Webinar, Friday 7 March 2008 Without significant feed-in tariffs or other types of government support, photovoltaic energy is not yet competitive with fossil fuel or nuclear power generation. But the technology is on a learning curve and the so called “grid parity” – competitiveness with conventional electricity generation is approaching. But… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

This discussion webinar takes place on Friday, March 21th, from 14h30 to 15h30. Content The UK is taking the lead in sustainable building. In 2007, new housing regulations were agreed upon and go into full force in stages over the upcoming years. The regulations stipulate that from 2016 on, all new homes in the UK… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Will CSP and Ocean Energy become the next booming technologies? Mention renewable energy and the first examples most people think of are hydroelectric power, wind power, photovoltaic panels, and various types of biomass. These are indeed the renewable technologies that have been implemented on the largest scale in recent years. But with the ever increasing… » read more

Posted by Bruno De Wachter

This discussion webinar takes place on Friday, March 7th, from 14h30 to 15h30. Content Renewable energy technologies are going through a learning cycle. Their costs are going down as a long-term trend. Meanwhile, energy prices are going up. Another factor is the price of carbon. Solar electricity was typically more than 5 times more expensive… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Based on a Discussion Webinar, Friday, 1 February 2008 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is not a new technology. A CSP plant in the California desert has been functioning effectively for fifteen years. Until recently however this technology has been somehow overshadowed by photovoltaic solar energy. This has started to change as CSP is attracting increasing… » read more

Posted by Bruno De Wachter

An annual growth of 0.5% does not suffice The European Union recently caused quite a political stir by announcing their ambitious new target of 20% renewable energy capacity in Europe by 2020. At the same time the likelihood that Europe will even approach its former renewables target of 12% by 2010 is growing smaller. The… » read more

Posted by Bruno De Wachter

Photovoltaic Systems

This 10-minute webcast, prepared by Leonardo ENERGY, offers an introductory overview of photovoltaic technology, different systems and market figures.

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

This webinar will discuss the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on the Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources. The webinar starts with a briefing on the proposal, following by a discussion on its strong and weak points. Indicative list of discussion points (other points may arise depending on participants): Cross-border transfer… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer