Concentrated Solar Power – Thurs 24 October 2013 19:00h (Sign-up)

Concentrated solar power

Concentrated Solar Power, a term not frequently heard in the current energy landscape – yet  using the perpetual source of energy coming  from the sun might be a potential game changer in future energy conservation and mitigation strategies. During this evening you will be further enlightened about the current state of art of this assumed underdog in energy supply, with particularly potential for arid regions where direct sunlight is abundant. Furthermore, we will also discuss the  inherent co-benefits of CSP technologies.

[message_box title=”Evening details” color=”white”] Date: Thursday 24 October 2013
Time: 19:00h
Location: Academiegebouw, Domplein, Utrecht[/message_box]


19:00 – Welcome

19:30 – Ed Roovers, Leading engineer CSP engineer at NEM Energy

20:15 – Break

20:30 – Gijs Stevers, Globe trotter who cycled from Cape to Cape and visited multiple CSP projects in Africa.

21:15 – Drinks at bar Walden


About the speakers

[message_box title=”Ed Roover: NEM Energy” color=”white”] Ed Roovers is lead Engineer Solar Team at NEM Energy BV, one of the few companies in the Netherlands focussing on CSP. Ed will  tell us more about CSP techniques- and possibilities    [/message_box]

[message_box title=”Gijs Stevers” color=”white”]Gijs Stevers pursued his Master in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics in Denmark and combined his education with a student job at A.P. Moller – Maersk – a conglomerate in shipping and energy. He chose to go there because Denmark is far ahead of its neighbours when it comes to renewable energy. After finishing his master’s study, he realized he had never touched a CSP mirror, had never driven an electric car nor had smelled biodiesel. In order to do so, he organized Cape to Cape 2012 – a 10-month cycling journey to explore the future of renewable energy. The Cape to Cape 2012 adventure gave Gijs the opportunity to meet with 50+ renewable energy professionals and the chance to given 15 workshops on renewable energy, while inspiring individuals to work on a sustainable future. Gijs is currently working for Zonline. The company’s mission is to place solar panels on every single roof in the Netherlands. At the same time, he is exploring the entrepreneurial world of renewable energy as he is starting his own company named “Yott”. Under “Yott,” He will be giving workshops to engage young generations to discuss our energy future. During YES-DCs event Gijs will talk about his journey and the opportunities for CSP in developing countries. For more info, see:[/message_box]


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