Welcome to Dr. Thomas Hillig Energy Consulting

Dr. Thomas Hillig Energy Consulting (THEnergy) assists companies from the sectors renewable energy (focus on solar) and e-mobility in dealing with the main market-challenges. In addition, THEnergy supports organizations from all sectors in presenting themselves more ecologically.

THEnergy focuses functionally on marketing, sales, and sustainability consulting. In addition, THEnergy takes a lead in two key areas:

  • Renewables on Islands (new)
  • Renewables and Mining
  • Solar-diesel and wind-diesel hybrid microgrids
Consulting focus of THEnergy
Consulting focus of THEnergy

Marketing and sales consulting services are mainly offered to companies from the renewable energy sector: for both component manufacturers and EPCs or project developers. Industrial investors that invest into renewables are the main target group for sustainability consulting.

Target groups for consulting services
Target groups for consulting services

Sales and marketing consulting

In the renewable energy sector, competition increases in all stages of the value chain. In the near future feed-in tariffs will be a thing of the past. This means that the commercialization of renewable energies will be more and more the key success factor. On the one hand, this requires the integration and optimization of marketing and sales processes. One the other hand side, new business models become more and more important. Renewable energies leave their micro-cosmos and have to compete with other industry specific investments. Tailor-made sector-solutions will be trend-setting.

Sustainability management consulting

How can organizations position themselves in an ecological way? Which actions are suitable? How to communicate certain measures to customers and other stakeholders? Typical consulting projects are about:

 

• Development of a sustainable corporate philosophy

• Resource alocation and sustainable action plans

• Internal and external communication

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Dec

2016

Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Microgrids) – November 2016 by THEnergy

The November edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” features Tesla, SolarCity, Redavia, Shanta Gold, New Sun Road, Microsoft, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Blackadore Caye Resort, Omni Power and Astronergy. In the past month, we have seen interesting microgrid projects on islands, solar for the mining industry and a large-scale commercial PV solution for post-offices in Bangladesh.

 

Top 1

Tesla Powers American Samoan Island With Solar-Storage Microgrid

Tesla and SolarCity have deployed a solar plus storage microgrid on the island of Ta’u located more than 4,000 miles from the U.S. West Coast. Before, the island had suffered power rationing and outages. The microgrid consists of a 1.4 MW PV array and 6 MWh of battery storage from 60 Tesla Powerpacks. Diesel gensets are only used as back-up.

http://www.decentralized-energy.com/articles/2016/11/american-samoan-island-powered-by-solar-storage-microgrid.html

 

Top 2

Redavia to Expand Its Shanta Gold Mine PV Project to 672kW in Tanzania

The expansion project is the second phase of a two-phased process to increase New Luika's use of solar energy. The existing 63kW rental solar power plant built in 2014 will be extended by 609kW. Work on the expansion plant has already begun and will continue into 2017.

https://www.miningreview.com/news/redavia-to-boost-solar-capacity-at-new-luika-gold-mine/

"Shanta Gold's decision to expand Redavia's rental solar farm to more than ten-fold is strong proof that rental solar makes sense for off-grid mines”, comments Erwin Spolders, CEO of Redavia.

 

Top 3

Microsoft Supported Start-up New Sun Road Powers Islands in Southern Uganda

The 50,000 inhabitants of the Ssese Islands in Uganda depend largely on the fishing industry. New Sun Road built solar microgrids that substituted costly diesel energy and provides reliable power supply for the local industry.

http://nextbillion.net/an-opportunity-for-small-businesses-expanding-affordable-internet-access-grant-applications-open-today/

“New Sun Road’s project delivers affordable, clean energy and productive services to rural small businesses, many of them operated by women. We believe their solution will massively scale in the years to come due to their significant investments in leveraging the power of big data, the cloud, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to deliver clean energy and connectivity more efficiently and effectively”, explains Kevin Connolly, Business Development at Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative. Jalel Sager, Director of New Sun Road adds: “Uganda has all the right conditions for a vibrant solar market—lots of off-grid users, plenty of sunshine, and fluency in mobile money. Once its small-power producer regulations become firmer and more evenly enforced, we can expect to see a very quick uptake.”

 

Top 4  

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Island Resort in Belize Will Be Powered By Renewables 

Blackadore Caye Resort off the Atlantic coast of Belize was planned by Denniston International Architects & Planners Ltd. There will be 36 residential estate homes and 36 bookable bungalows spread over the island's 104 acres. Solar panels will be installed to generate as much renewable energy as possible. 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-07/leonardo-dicaprio-s-private-island-resort-blackadore-caye-belize 

This could be an interesting reference for renewable energy players. If DiCaprio is ambitious, he could create another flagship example for renewables on islands, like Over Yonder Cay of the Bosarge Family Office, Richard Branson’s Necker Island or Club Med’s Gasfinolhu Island.

 

Top 5

Omni Power equips 8,500 post offices in Bangladesh with solar

The modules will provide a reliable off grid power source to post offices in remote regions where power cuts or lack of grid connection are a problem. The Bangladeshi Government will cover the costs, which amount to US$20 million. Many PV plants will reduce diesel consumption. The PV modules will be delivered by Astronergy.

http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/astronergy-equips-bangladesh-post-offices-with-solar-modules_100026894/#ixzz4S8xisbAY

 

 

 

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Nov

2016

Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Microgrids) – October 2016 by THEnergy

The October edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” features KarmSolar, SolarAfrica, Singita, Tesla, Sungrow, Aquion Energy, Blue Sky Utility, Bpi, Luxor Solar, Juhayna, and Alpha Omega Winery. As in September, we see interesting projects with energy storage. We also see that the microgrid idea enters new markets such as Egypt and Croatia.

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