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Sungevity's Klimaatnieuws - Week 46

We helpen je graag energie besparen. Daarom zetten we het laatste (internationale) solar-, klimaat-, en energienieuws voor je op een rijtje. Hoef je dat niet meer zelf te doen.

It’s been quite the week for solar power! The Stichting Schooldakrevolutie made headlines, which is a foundation promoting installing solar panels on school roofs. The NOS (Dutch) reported that a fund of €100 million will be created to finance the solar power ambitions of each school. The Netherlands counts a total of 7000 schools of which currently 1000 schools already have solar panels installed. Our own Roebyem, also co-founder of the foundation, states that this initiative will enable schools to acquire solar panels without having to make any investment themselves.

Other solar news is telling of the direction solar power is heading. The first half of 2018 marks an unprecedented increase in the number of solar panel installations. Overall during that first half of this year 2,8 million solar panels were installed. According to energienieuws.info (Dutch), a continuous growth is expected for the second half of 2018. Other information reveals that about half of the solar panels accounted for were installed on offices, and social housing is increasingly installed with solar panels.

Exciting news from across the channel! The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK the Guardian reports. Renewable energy capacity has tripled the past 5 years whereas that of fossil fuels’ has decreased by one-third. This trend is even said to be more speedy than that of the “dash for gas” in the 1990s according to figures compiled by Imperial College London. The majority of the capacity is generated by power from wind, solar, and biomass.

Another upbeat item for sustainability reveals that sustainable investments by private bank account holders are growing. Duurzaamnieuws.nl (Dutch) reports that an increasing number of private bank account holders make the conscious decision to invest. Surveys indicate that 7 out of 10 of the investors consider the sustainability impact of their investments. Among others the outcome of the survey details that sustainable power and water are the most popular sustainable investment sectors.

Further, solar news comes from the Dutch Minister of Interior, Kajsa Ollongren. Solarmagazine.nl (Dutch) reports that Minister Ollongren stated in parliament that when constructing solar parks effectively these parks could benefit biodiversity when the supporting ground underlying and in between the installations is appropriately used. Ollongren further points out that installing solar panels on buildings should have priority over all other suitable sites. This would in turn promote the vision of the current administration to intensify physical proximity of solar power demand and generation.

Over Sungevity
Het is onze missie om de “Rooftop Revolution" te versnellen en alle daken vol met zonnepanelen te leggen. Al sinds 2012 zijn wij dé zonne-expert van Europa, met meer dan tienduizend installaties op onze naam. Onze aanpak? Op afstand kijken wij met geavanceerde software heel nauwkeurig naar jouw dak, je wensen en situatie. Alles om je zo goed en duidelijk mogelijk te adviseren. Zo weet je precies wat jouw opbrengst, kosten en voordeel zijn én dus precies hoeveel je bespaart. Meer over Sungevity

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