“A person in control of their energy production can decide how to use it”
POWEN is one of the new players in the energy market, specializing in solar photovoltaic for customers that want an alternative based on energy savings, sustainability and intelligent energy use.
WHO IS HE?
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Economic & Business Administration from ICADE, works as a lecturer at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and ESIC Business and Marketing School, and has held managerial positions in Telefonica, Sitel, baquia.com, and Endesa. The most innovative move he made in recent years was taking over as general director of POWEN, where his priority is to grow this company into a benchmark in the sector, diversifying its business areas and its client base.
When it burst onto the renewable market, Powen was aware that the energy transition begins with the sun. One day of sunlight provides an amount of energy equal to the power consumed across the planet in a year. Moreover, it is cheap energy available to all. Energy selfconsumption entails a true revolution, thanks to the power and economic savings brought by solar. POWEN is not an energy service company. The difference is that it helps consumers produce their own energy, so that they can be independent from energy suppliers, on different levels, depending on whether the client chooses off-grid self-consumption or grid connected systems, in cases in which the self-generated power does not suffice to cover all their needs.
Nowadays, it is possible to independently generate energy with rooftop solar panels installed in corporations, irrigate crops without damages to the ecosystem, and drive vehicles that do not rely on crude oil; this is not the energy model of the future, it is a revolution that already begun and POWEN stands as its firm defender. Photovoltaic technology has become highly competitive: it is the cheapest and cleanest way to produce electricity. Should it lead the energy transition in a country with high amounts of sunshine?
Spain was undoubtedly the driving force behind solar PV installations in Europe in 2019. According to Red Eléctrica, 3.3 GW were installed throughout the past year, for a total of 7.8 GW currently in operation, positioning photovoltaic as the technology that most increased its presence in Spain’s energy mix. Would you say that photovoltaic self-consumption has democratized energy?
Of course. The yearly increase in the electricity bill entails a significant burden for many families that can lead to energy poverty. PV self-consumption enables to generate our own energy, which translates into economic savings and sustainability. In some cases, the electricity bill has decreased by up to 70%. How to transition to a distributed energy model in a centralized system?
By allowing power generation technologies to compete. Solar photovoltaic energy stands as the cheapest electricity