Renewables Leader Inspires Cross Curricular

Renewables Leader Inspires Cross Curricular

On Wednesday evening, Economics, Business and Geography pupils came together to listen to an inspiring talk given by Andrew Elmes, Head of Business Development at wind engineering company, Siemens Gamesa.  Andrew’s talk about the economics of renewables covered a range of topics from how China has used scale, competition and subsidies to create a monopoly on the production of solar panels to the UK’s pioneering of CfDs, which allowed cheaper financing of renewables projects. Andrew also discussed his role in the development of a new turbine with a rotor diameter of 236m that will be able to power 30,000 households. After the talk Andrew gave some incredibly insightful answers to the plethora of questions that pupils asked. We look forward to giving Andrew a warm welcome back to the school in the near future. Thank you, Andrew.

Luke S

Lower Sixth Form

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