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Energy Storage and Renewable Energy – An Unbreakable Bond

Electricity Towers With Clouds
People are used to sitting at home and being able to plug their laptops into the socket and charge it immediately, but rarely do they consider the amount of work needed to go into maintaining a constant power supply. For example, the British public cause a surge in electrical demand whenever a popular television show ends and everyone collectively agrees it is time for a cup of tea.
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Renewable Energy Will Fuel America’s Future

Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance
Renewable Energy is experiencing a period of quiet yet rapid growth in the US. Consumers and utility companies alike are taking advantage of emerging opportunities in the sector, and directing the future of the Energy industry towards Renewables. In the utility, urban and domestic spheres, Renewable Energy is becoming the driver for change in the sector. Individuals equipped with expert knowledge have the ability to position themselves at the forefront of this revolution. Momentum is on the side of Renewable Energy in the US. Following years of steady growth, 2018 was a record-setting year for the sector. Companies purchased a record 6.43 gigawatts (GW) of energy from renewable sources, enough to power more than 1.5 million American homes each year and more than double the previous record of 3.22 GW. Demand for clean, green energy is clearly increasing and prevalent, and the transition to Renewable Energy is fully underway.As the Electric Vehicles industry is evolving, expert knowledge regarding trends and technology enhances the career of professionals in the sector.
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Electric Vehicles are Transforming the Transport Industry

Electric Car fix
Electric Vehicles, and the opportunities they present, have changed dramatically in recent years. Only 8 years ago, the Electric Vehicle landscape in the UK was minimal. A total of 30,000 Electric Vehicles were on the road, and the number of charging points numbered in the small hundreds. Only four body styles were available: city cars, small family cars, small vans and sports coupés. Electric Vehicles were only a dot on the horizon, and only those who had expert knowledge in the field saw the growth that was coming. As the Electric Vehicles industry is evolving, expert knowledge regarding trends and technology enhances the career of professionals in the sector.
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The Feed-in-Tariff is Closing, but Renewable Energy Funding Remains

Solar Power Training UK
The Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) was one of the most popular government support schemes for Renewable Energy. Established with the aim of promoting the uptake of renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies, the scheme required participating licensed electricity suppliers to make payments to green energy producers. The FiT is set to end, but new funding opportunities are available for those with the knowledge to take advantage of them. The Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that as of 1 April 2019, the FiT scheme will close to new applicants. As a result of a 2018 consultation, BEIS concluded that, “Growth in the small-scale low-carbon generation sector must be sustainable; driven by competition and innovation, not direct subsidies” and the closure “reflects our desire to move towards fairer, cost reflective pricing and the continued drive to minimise support costs on consumers”.
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Prospects for Solar Photovoltaic Installations in 2019

Participants on a past renewable energy course.
2019 provides many opportunities to advance your career in the Renewable Energy industry.  The intensive 2-day Solar Photovoltaic course at the EEC provides expert teaching on technology and trends regarding solar power, and qualifies you to sit the exam for a key industry qualification. The Expert Lecturer for the Solar Photovoltaic course shares their outlook for the sector in 2019: Solar panels are now firmly established as an option for electricity generation in many countries, and it is timely to take a short overview of progress in 2018 and what further changes there may be in 2019.
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Opportunities in the Renewables Industry – 2019 Outlook

Participants at Renewable Energy training with the European Energy Centre
There has never been a better time to expand your knowledge and gain the necessary skills to move into the renewable energy sector. This rapidly changing landscape is actively looking for people with experience and the relevant skills to help, both in the UK and overseas.  The intensive 2-day Renewable Energy and Management and Finance course provided by the EEC provides you with the key information and skills you will need to advance your career in 2019.
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EEC partners important Renewable Energy government workshop in Kuwait

Kuwait Government Workshop EEC
The European Energy Centre (EEC) was pleased to act as a leading partner at the Kuwait Government's workshop, which was organised with the objective to forge partnerships between the EU and the Gulf, inviting high-level stakeholders from the EU (European Union) and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council). Leading global experts discussed the latest developments in Solar Energy technologies and the options which are suitable for the Gulf region, to disseminate exchange best practices and ultimately to encourage collaboration and mutual benefits between EU and GCC actors. The EEC acted as an important workshop partner and one of the EEC's leading experts was invited to speak regarding his expertise in Solar Energy,  and take part in panel discussion sessions.
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EEC Alumnus Spotlight – Brazil State Government, Guilherme Castro

Guilherme Castro EEC Participant
The European Energy Centre (EEC) is pleased to focus on the achievements of those who have attended EEC courses and attained the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate to further their careers in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sectors. The EEC, which works with the United Nations Environment Programme and major universities to promote best practice in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, this month is delighted to speak with Guilherme Castro, who attended the London Renewable Energy Week.
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EEC Praised for Groundbreaking New York City Course

New York Renewable Energy Course
The European Energy Centre (EEC) has expanded its international courses by delivering the Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance course in central New York City. The course was highly successful, and received praise from the diverse group of industry professionals in attendance, joining the EEC's network of participants from 149 countries worldwide.
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Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Batteries

Car Battery Jump Start
Electric Vehicles (EV) are projected to become increasingly prominent in the Transport industry; due both to consumers’ desire for a smaller carbon footprint, as well as improved Electric Vehicle technology. According to Goldman Sachs’s predictions, battery demand will grow at an annual rate of 32% for the next 7 years. As a result, there is a pressing need for battery technology, key in the effective use of Electric Vehicles, to improve. As the lithium ion material platform (the most common in Electric Vehicle batteries) suffers in terms of weight, energy density, and cost; current research is being undertaken into…
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