Better Energy opens new R&D solar farm to industry experts and partners

Better Energy has opened its R&D solar farm TRIBE to industry experts and partners on 5th October, the aim of the facility being to help the company advance its understanding of how the solar farms it develops, builds and operates can help progress the transition to renewable energy across Europe.
Better Energy opens new R&D solar farm to industry experts and partners
TRIBE solar farm and Better Energy Charge EV charging park. Courtesy of Better Energy.

Located in Sønderborg, Denmark, TRIBE is one of Europe's largest PV test facilities. The opening event was an invitation for industry partners and stakeholders to learn about the opportunities for collaboration on testing innovative technologies and strategies at the R&D park.

Better Energy trials PV technological advancements with the aim of scaling them across its markets in Northern Europe. The company continually evaluates its technology in order to play an active role in shaping the energy system of the future, allowing its partners and stakeholders to participate and drive the green transition. TRIBE is also where Better Energy displays some of its biodiversity initiatives that enrich and benefit microhabitats for local fauna and flora at its solar parks.

The opening event included a guided tour of the R&D solar farm, followed by several presentations from both Better Energy and industry experts. Speakers from energy sector leaders such as Energinet, N1 and the Danish District Heating Association presented on the future of Europe’s electrical grid, sector coupling and how to support the transformation of renewable energy systems.

Academic institutes, including Aalborg University, University of Aarhus, Danish Technological University and the University of Southern Denmark, came together to discuss research around the advancements in PV technology and the improving efficiency of renewable energy production. Mikkel Dau Jacobsen, Co-founder and Executive Operations Advisor at Better Energy, moderated panel discussions.

“Partnerships and knowledge sharing will drive the transition to renewable energy and the resulting mitigation of climate change” said Mikkel Dau Jacobsen at the closing of the event. “Thank you to everyone for participating and attending the opening of TRIBE, we hope that we can continue to innovate and drive the transition to green energy together.”

TRIBE is located in Sønderborg in Jutland next to Better Energy’s offices and the first Better Energy Charge EV charging park. Similar to the innovation trialled at TRIBE, Better Energy Charge offers dynamic pricing to encourage consumers to charge their vehicles when there is the most renewable energy in the grid. The strategic positioning of TRIBE in Sønderborg, a municipality with clear and ambitious climate plans, including their commitment to Project ZERO 2029, allows Better Energy to efficiently translate the learnings from these initiatives to solar parks and communities throughout Denmark and its nearby markets of Sweden, Poland and Finland.

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