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Arnaud Crétot’s Interview for Libres! Le Film

Posted Tuesday 24 February 2015 by Urs Riggenbach.

Our thermal engineer Anaud Crétot talks about our energy future in this interview for
Libres Le Film (in French).

Arnaud Crétot, ingénieur thermicien et Directeur Scientifique de, raconte à travers son parcours dans le monde de l’énergie, comment la question des choix énergétiques éclaire les inquiétudes sur la pérennité de nos modèles sociaux, sur la stabilité sociale et sur l’avenir de nos activités humaines. ­­­- Voir sur le site de Libres Le Film

The New Global East Africa Event

Posted Thursday 12 February 2015 by Urs Riggenbach.

Yesterday we attended an event hosted by The New Global at Aalto University.
Solar entrepreneurs Patrick Ngowi of Helvetic Solar and Rustam Sengupta of Boond gave excellent presentations. This was followed by a discussion with renewable energy developers of Finland about their cooperation with Eastern Africa.

Picture courtesy of Petri Allekotte.

"Libres!" Trailer with English Subtitles

Posted Sunday 25 January 2015 by Eva Wissenz.

Energy is very closely connected to freedom. And private economy and freedom are contradictionary in many ways. So bring back the energy to people and we’ll have more freedom." Soren Hermansen, pioneer of Samso Island energy transition.

The island in Denmark is one of the renewable projects presented in this new documentary co-financed through crowd-funding. In all his films, Jean-Paul Jaud presents the long-term perspective of the consequences of our lives styles on our children’s lives. His documentary about massive use of pests in agriculture had a huge impact on people. is very happy to be a partner of this new film. Sponsors Libres! - a Great Documentary about Energy

Posted Wednesday 31 December 2014 by Eva Wissenz. is proud to be a partner of the documentary LIBRES LE FILM. We are happy to be one of the 2088 supporters of this great documentary that will emphasize the connection between energy and our lives.

Following children in Fukushima, Samsø Island in Denmark, and France. Prior work by Jean-Paul Jaud and his team are making excellent documentaries about sustainable livings.

Energy autonomy is as important as food autonomy!!!

We will keep you update on this front very soon.

Partner Spotlight: BioSampo FREES

Posted Tuesday 6 May 2014 by Urs Riggenbach.

Currently we’re building a training program specific to Solar Fire Technologies with our partner KSAO BioSampo as well as integrate the technology into existing renewable energy training programs.

In Finnish mythology, the "Sampo" is a legendary magical object — perhaps a world tree, astrolab or something else entirely — that everyone is looking for and brings good fortune to the one who finds it. Renewable Energy is the Sampo of modern times and we’re excited to continue the search with the BioSampo team.

Shaping Education for a Sustainable, Renewable Future

With KSAO BioSampo we gained an innovative ally for spreading renewable energy access in the developing world. Their FREES programme aims to teach practical knowledge on renewable energies and train educators in kickstarting the green economy in the global south.

Currently, the BioSampo campus features a wide variety of sustainable technologies including PV, wind, biogas generation, biofuel distilling and esterification, and pyrolysis for charcoal and electricity generation. GoSol is to install solar thermal capacity on their campus, and provide support during the development of their curriculum.

Today, education in bio-energy and environmental technology is received only on an academic level, and there is a lack of practical know-how and realization. The BioSampo Training and Research Centre aims to change that. At GoSol we believe that solar thermal technology plays a key role in enabling renewable energy access. We are excited about the collaboration with BioSampo and FREES, their Finnish Renewable Energy Export School programme.
Contact us for any questions on this training program.

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