FolkeNews: January 2024

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Nordic Folkecenter is appointing a deputy director

Folkecenter appoints new deputy director
From left: Jane Kruse (director) and Joachim Plaetner Kjeldsen (deputy director)

Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy in Sønder Ydby in Thy has a 40-year history as an innovation, development and training center for renewable energy solutions. Jane Kruse, director of the Nordic Folkecenter, has been involved since the establishment in 1983, and under her expert wing a deputy director is now employed.

Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy has appointed Joachim Plaetner Kjeldsen as deputy director under director Jane Kruse. Joachim is already employed part-time as a journalist, photographer and SoMe manager at the Folkecenter. Jane Kruse continues as principal Director and mentor for the rest of the year.

– Joachim has been with us for almost two years, and in that time he has developed good insight into the Folkecenter’s history, activities and partners. I’m not getting any younger, and I look forward to Joachim and I working more closely together on the day-to-day running of the Folkecenter, says Jane Kruse, who will turn 78 this summer.

Joachim Plaetner Kjeldsen grew up in Villerslev in Sydthy, trained as a journalist and moved back to Thy. He has a past as a press officer, acting press manager and video journalist at Organic Denmark for 11 years, and in recent years, alongside his job at Folkecenter, he has been a freelance video journalist with his own production company.

– Ever since I visited the Folkecenter in ‘physics class’ as a schoolboy in the early 90s, I have been fascinated by the place. The innovative spirit, the people and their dedication. My fascination has only grown in the time I have been employed here, and I look forward to contributing even more to the continued development of the Nordic Folkecenter, says Joachim Plaetner Kjeldsen.

Christian Nereus Grant, chairman of Nordic Folkecenter, views the new duo as a good team.

– I have known both Jane and Joachim for a long time, and I feel confident in the fact that we have found a really good team with equal parts experience, history and innovative thinking, who together can lay the tracks for the future of the Folkecenter. Jane’s experience and know-how is invaluable, and therefore it has been crucially important for this process to put together a duo with good chemistry and mutual personal trust and respect. And I think we have succeeded in that, says Christian Nereus Grant.

Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy currently has 13 employees.


Webinar: Is there a Future for Household Batteries?

PV owners have known this for a long time: we are not always at home to use our home-produced power when it is “fresh from production”. Therefore, it is sold to the grid at a price which is normally much cheaper than the one you pay when need electricity later in the day.

Ordinary electricity consumers, without their own production, have also felt the difference in electricity prices. So, could it maybe be a possibility to buy some electricity when the price is low, store it and use it when prices are higher? Can we also use our electric for this purpose?

In this webinar, we will talk to a number of experts and we will take a closer look at the possibilities connected with house batteries: what are the technical options available? Does it make sense financially? What role can house batteries play in the general security of supply? How can we bring the electric car’s battery into play?

We will discuss about this issues during the webinar.

The event will take place only in Danish. If you would like to have a similar event in English, please mark your interest here.

Date: 13.02.2024, 16:00-18:00; Participation fee: 100 DKK; Registration on: https://www.folkecenterevents.net/


Current Trainees at Folkecenter

Oğuz Hacıoğlu Trainee Folkecenter

Oğuz Hacıoğlu
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Türkiye


Meet the Trainees

Šimon Cvopa, Slovakia
Period in Folkecenter: September 2023 – January 2024


From Our YouTube Channel

Promotional video about Folkecenter

Winter life at Folkecenter


PV Panels in Folkecenter

PV Test Station

PV Folkecenter January 2024

Total energy produced in January:

128 kWh

Total energy produced in 2024:

128 kWh+

Total energy produced from 2012:

98200 kWh+

Total CO2 saved from
2012:

73 tons+

More information on the PV test station can be found here.

Sebastian’s PV System

Total energy produced in January:

10.9 kWh

Total energy produced in 2024:

10.9 kWh

Total energy produced from 2020:

3293 kWh+

Total CO2 saved from
2020:

3283 kg+

PV-Sebastian-January-2024

The system was installed in May 2020 by Sebastian Salcebo Alba


E-mobility in Folkecenter

E-mobility Folkecenter January 2024_EN

Total CO2 saved: 11036 Kg


Upcoming Events

Webinar batteries

13 February 2024, 16:00-18:00

Webinar: Is there a Future for Household Batteries?

In this webinar, we will talk to a number of experts and we will take a closer look at the possibilities connected with house batteries: what are the technical options available? Does it make sense financially? What role can house batteries play in the general security of supply? How can we bring the electric car’s battery into play?

The event will take place only in Danish. If you would like to have a similar event in English, please mark your interest below.

9 International Conference on Small and Medium Wind Energy

24, 25 + 26 September 2024

9th International Conference on Small & Medium Wind Energy

The 9th edition of the Small wind conference will take place on 24-25 September 2024 and again it will be in a blended format, both online and in presence. You can already register on folkecenterevents.net.
If you would like to be a speaker, please send your proposal by May 5th, 2024.
In case you are interested in sponsoring the event, please get in contact with Daniele Pagani (dp@folkecenter.dk).