November 12 2018

‘Next-Gen Utility’ Offers Africans Solar, Internet: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, BloombergNEF. This interview first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Providing internet to off-grid solar customers in Africa is the next logical step for BBOXX Ltd. in becoming a “next-generation utility,” according to Mansoor Hamayun, chief executive and co-founder of the U.K.-based company, which is backed by Engie SA and venture capital investors. […]

November 6 2018

Siemens Says AI Can Boost Power Plant Profit by 20%: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, BloombergNEF. This interview first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Companies from health care to power generation that adopt a “data-centric business strategy” can improve efficiency and achieve higher profitability, Andreas Geiss, chief technology officer and vice president at Siemens Mindsphere, part of Siemens AG, told BloombergNEF in an interview. “Manufacturers who don’t invest […]

October 29 2018

Greenlots CEO Hauser Says Charging Networks Must Open: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, BloombergNEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Charging an electric vehicle will need to be as simple as refueling a gasoline-powered car as the EV industry moves beyond early adopters and into the mainstream, Greenlots CEO Brett Hauser said. “One of the things that the industry has failed to correctly address […]

October 22 2018

Zero-Subsidy Wind Energy is New Reality, Says Engie: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, BloombergNEF. This interview first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Developing renewables subsidy-free in mature markets is a “new reality”, and the 300-megawatt Goya wind project in Spain will set the standard for how developers can counterbalance “increasing exposure to market prices”, said Loreto Ordonez, chief executive of Engie Spain, in an interview […]

October 16 2018

Blockchain Can Extend Battery Life by Revealing Origin: Q&A

By Bryony Collins, Bloomberg NEF. This interview first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Everledger Ltd wants to use its experience determining the provenance of diamonds to improve the sustainability of the global supply chain for electric vehicle batteries. The London-based company has built a digital ledger platform containing details of more than 2 million diamonds […]

September 24 2018

EVgo Gets Ready for ‘Tsunami’ of Electric Transport: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg NEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  EVgo, which operates more than 1,000 electric-vehicle chargers in 66 U.S. markets, is preparing for “the tsunami we’re about to see in the electrification of transportation,” CEO Cathy Zoi said, as automakers, utilities, regulators and private charge-point operators gear up for […]

September 17 2018

Japan’s Secondary Solar Market Showing Strength: Q&A

By Iain Wilson, Bloomberg NEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Japan’s solar market growth is slowing slightly. Bloomberg NEF’s latest market outlook showed the country will probably add less solar capacity this year as large-sized, or mega, solar project development loses steam. But one area of heightened activity in solar is the secondary […]

September 10 2018

Europe Must Harness Waste Heat to Be More Competitive: Q&A

By Ben Vickers, Bloomberg NEF Senior Editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Europe’s manufacturers must recover and use waste heat to improve their competitiveness, according to Turboden, an Italy-based unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that makes turbines driven by organic fluid and gases instead of water and steam. The benefits “include improving […]

September 4 2018

Highview Power CEO Cavada Ready to Fill Energy Gap: Q&A

By Richard Stubbe, Bloomberg NEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Renewable sources like wind and solar keep increasing their share of the global electricity market, but something has to fill the gap when the wind’s not blowing and the sun’s not shining. That’s where storage is coming in, whether from lithium-ion […]

August 20 2018

Only Power Demand Could Constrain Pakistan Renewables: Q&A

By Vandana Gombar, Bloomberg NEF editor. This article first appeared on the Bloomberg Terminal.  Pakistan’s swing towards renewable energy is “irreversible”, Amjad Ali Awan, chief executive officer of Pakistan’s Alternative Energy Development Board, said in a phone interview. “Any government that comes to power cannot ignore the cost and other advantages of sustainable energy development,” […]

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