Laura Rodríguez

Business developer

I studied in the US when I was 15 and from then on my focus has always been travelling abroad, understanding new cultures, meeting new people and trying new things. I got my international MBA and worked in Australia. Although it seems cliché, it makes me happy to help people. Can you imagine working for something that helps people and the Earth?

My articles

Russia-Ukraine conflict exacerbates European energy crisis
Market analysis

Russia-Ukraine conflict exacerbates European energy crisis

How are energy prices set in Europe? What is the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on European gas supply?
Key energy sector takeaways from the IPCC report
Driving the change

Key energy sector takeaways from the IPCC report

The IPCC report on climate change impacts and adaptation urges the world to act now to reduce global warming and highlights the challenges the energy sector must address.
10 ways to reduce O&M costs

10 ways to reduce O&M costs

10 ways to reduce operation and maintenance (O&M) costs for utility-scale solar plants and increase profit margins.
Developing countries and renewable energy during COVID
Market analysis

Developing countries and renewable energy during COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen renewable investment shift from developing countries to developed markets. How can the industry reverse the shift?
Why big renewable plants are not the enemy of the community
Market analysis

Why big renewable plants are not the enemy of the community

How can renewable energy companies address growing opposition to large-scale installations?
What impact do the tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports have on the industry?
Market analysis

What impact do the tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports have on the industry?

What is the impact on the solar industry of anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels?
40 influencers leading Europe’s solar power revolution
Market analysis

40 influencers leading Europe’s solar power revolution

Here are some of the clean energy professionals who are helping European organizations and institutions to make the transition towards low-carbon energy.
The potential for solar PV to enhance hydropower plants
Technology and engineering

The potential for solar PV to enhance hydropower plants

Adding floating solar photovoltaic panels to hydropower plants can maximize electricity generation efficiency. Read on to find out the latest developments.
The importance of off-grid solar projects and how they’re impacting communities around the globe

The importance of off-grid solar projects and how they’re impacting communities around the globe

For many remote villages and communities around the globe, access to electricity has been non-existent or limited. But, off-grid solar is helping to boost the economic and development opportunities of these locations. Read on to find out how.
Solar Power Technologies: 5 of the Best Developments from 2021
Technology and engineering

Solar Power Technologies: 5 of the Best Developments from 2021

2021 has been a turbulent year, but that’s not stopped the solar industry from advancing. Read on to find out more about the best solar power technology developments of the year.
Meeting the challenges (and exploring the solutions) of grid saturation
Technology and engineering

Meeting the challenges (and exploring the solutions) of grid saturation

Grid saturation is causing a number of problems around the world. Read on to find out what these challenges are, what’s causing them, and some of the solutions to overcome them.
Rare metals in the photovoltaic industry
Technology and engineering

Rare metals in the photovoltaic industry

What role do rare earths and minor metals play in the clean energy industry? What are the alternatives emerging for solar photovoltaic technologies?
23 Sep, 21UPDATED 24 Sep, 21Laura Rodríguez
Solar energy in Sub-Saharan Africa: 5 trends driving the growth

Solar energy in Sub-Saharan Africa: 5 trends driving the growth

The solar energy industry has taken off across Sub-Saharan Africa. We explore five of the key trends driving acceleration in the top 8 countries. Read on to find out more.
15 Sep, 21UPDATED 16 Sep, 21Laura Rodríguez
Benefits of Agrivoltaics and 5 real-life examples of successful implementations
Technology and engineering

Benefits of Agrivoltaics and 5 real-life examples of successful implementations

Why invest on solar PV or agriculture and livestock farming when you could do both together and better: welcome to Agri PV.
Solar engineers: What do they do and how to train to become one
Market analysis

Solar engineers: What do they do and how to train to become one

Are you interested in entering the solar energy industry? Learn all about training and becoming a solar engineer. Keep reading!
Spanish government boosts solar for self-consumption
Market analysis

Spanish government boosts solar for self-consumption

Spain is one of the countries leading Europe’s green transition, approving new investments in a range of solar projects.
23 Aug, 21UPDATED 24 Aug, 21Laura Rodríguez
Why some industries are yet to embrace the energy transition (and how can they make the shift to renewables)
Market analysis

Why some industries are yet to embrace the energy transition (and how can they make the shift to renewables)

Which industries have yet to embrace the transition to clean energy and what can they do to make the shift? Read on to find out more.
Solar module manufacturers: how to differ in a crowded market
Market analysis

Solar module manufacturers: how to differ in a crowded market

What are some of the ways solar modules differ and how can they provide a competitive advantage? Read on to find out more.
Why investing in developing countries is more beneficial to the environment
Market analysis

Why investing in developing countries is more beneficial to the environment

Mitigating emissions and investing in developing countries is not only cost-efficient, but it will be the key in the fight against climate change.
29 Jul, 21UPDATED 1 Sep, 21Laura Rodríguez
How Southeast Asia is driving the solar energy sector: 5 trends to watch out for
Market analysis

How Southeast Asia is driving the solar energy sector: 5 trends to watch out for

Southeast Asia is one of the fastest developing regions in the world for solar energy. Read about five of the key solar trends ramping up the industry in the region.
Solar power’s role in supercharging green hydrogen
Technology and engineering

Solar power’s role in supercharging green hydrogen

Solar power is soaring ahead as a low-cost source of electricity for producing green hydrogen, all thanks to solar excess. Read on to find out how green hydrogen and solar are meeting the energy needs of old and new industries.
How to clean solar panels: 5 tried and tested ways
Technology and engineering

How to clean solar panels: 5 tried and tested ways

Why should you clean solar panels? And, how can you clean to maintain their optimum power efficiency? Read on to find out.
6 Jul, 21UPDATED 8 Apr, 22Laura Rodríguez
Why are renewables being blamed for energy blackouts?
Technology and engineering

Why are renewables being blamed for energy blackouts?

Fear of blackouts as the renewable percentage increases and grid stabilization solutions.
Why Hydrogen Fuel is fundamental to clean energy targets
Technology and engineering

Why Hydrogen Fuel is fundamental to clean energy targets

Renewable energy such as wind and solar is crucial to the adoption of hydrogen fuel for meeting clean energy targets for heavy industry. Read on to find out more.
Sustainability of batteries: Can we afford them?
Technology and engineering

Sustainability of batteries: Can we afford them?

Battery adoption is growing exponentially, however, is all that glitters gold?
15 Jun, 21UPDATED 30 Jun, 21Laura Rodríguez
The power of battery storage: Evolution and alternatives
Technology and engineering

The power of battery storage: Evolution and alternatives

Alternatives to batteries are on the rise. Read on to find out how the development of battery storage technologies is integral to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
7 Jun, 21UPDATED 25 Apr, 22Laura Rodríguez
Solar panel orientation: How using East-West structures improves the performance of your project
Technology and engineering

Solar panel orientation: How using East-West structures improves the performance of your project

Which solar panel orientation and tilt is best for your residential, commercial or utility-scale plant?
Renewable technologies and their geographical location: Why it matters
Technology and engineering

Renewable technologies and their geographical location: Why it matters

What determines the best geographic locations to install renewable energy generation? Read on to find out.
How 3D mapping is revolutionizing renewable energy and engineering
Technology and engineering

How 3D mapping is revolutionizing renewable energy and engineering

3D mapping is giving developers new capabilities in optimizing energy installations. Use the new 3D feature in Rated Power’s pvDesign software to plan your next solar project.
11 May, 21UPDATED 2 Jun, 21Laura Rodríguez
Breaking down solar farm costs: Free template inside
Market analysis

Breaking down solar farm costs: Free template inside

How to properly understand and efficiently allocate and decrease the costs of your solar plant project.
4 May, 21UPDATED 27 Sep, 21Laura Rodríguez
Why and how do solar panels degrade?
Technology and engineering

Why and how do solar panels degrade?

What are the reasons for solar panel degradation? What affects the rate at which solar panels degrade and are there ways to extend their lifespan to avoid them ending up as waste?
Solar glass buildings: Greatest achievable idea or science-fiction?
Technology and engineering

Solar glass buildings: Greatest achievable idea or science-fiction?

Solar glass and the opportunity to build solar buildings to provide 40% of the energy demand.
25 Mar, 21UPDATED 14 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez
Top 20 influencers in renewable energy industry in Australia
Market analysis

Top 20 influencers in renewable energy industry in Australia

20 must-follow accounts in LinkedIn to keep up to date with the renewable energy and solar sector in Australia.
3 Mar, 21UPDATED 11 May, 21Laura Rodríguez
Bifacial modules: a comprehensive guide on financial and technical performance of the next hot thing in solar
Technology and engineering

Bifacial modules: a comprehensive guide on financial and technical performance of the next hot thing in solar

Looking into the economic aspects of bifacials such as the current industry situation, market leaders, key world regions, LCOE, bifacial modules' history and the future of the solar photovoltaic market with special attention to bifacial solar panels compared to monofacial.
26 Feb, 21UPDATED 24 Jan, 22Laura Rodríguez
How to find solar tenders worldwide plus 5 tips to boost your success
Market analysis

How to find solar tenders worldwide plus 5 tips to boost your success

Dive into recently awarded worldwide solar auctions, their conditions and future tenders announced by country.
23 Feb, 21UPDATED 14 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez
European Green Deal Call: what it means for Spain
Policy and regulation

European Green Deal Call: what it means for Spain

With the launch of the European Green Deal Call, Spain has set off launching solar tenders and renewable energy initiatives. Read on to hear the latest.
9 Feb, 21UPDATED 14 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez
The bright side of cold weather: solar panels efficiency
Technology and engineering

The bright side of cold weather: solar panels efficiency

With our current snow storms in Europe, it is interesting to see that, unless extreme weather conditions, the cold may have its efficiencies in solar generation.
9 Feb, 21UPDATED 14 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez
Biggest utility-scale solar farms on earth
Market analysis

Biggest utility-scale solar farms on earth

Ranking of the 12 biggest constructed and planned utility-scale solar projects worldwide
26 Jan, 21UPDATED 14 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez
Renewable energy by country: Who's leading the way in 2021?
Market analysis

Renewable energy by country: Who's leading the way in 2021?

Across the globe, countries are stepping up their renewable energy and solar efforts. We take a closer look at which countries are leading the way 2021.
12 Jan, 21UPDATED 15 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez
The rise of solar stocks: Up in the 2021 too
Market analysis

The rise of solar stocks: Up in the 2021 too

Why are solar stocks on the up? And will they continue to boom? We delve deeper into the rapid rise of solar stocks and how they fare going into 2021.
6 Jan, 21UPDATED 14 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez
Utility, commercial and residential solar: Breaking down growth
Market analysis

Utility, commercial and residential solar: Breaking down growth

Solar PV has been one of the industries that strength after pandemic. Which sector has shown the most positive impact: Utility, commercial or residential?
8 Dec, 20UPDATED 14 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez
Floating solar: emerging technology doubling installed power per year
Technology and engineering

Floating solar: emerging technology doubling installed power per year

Trends of the floating market: why is floating solar booming, its advantages, costs and what markets are leading the race to become the most powerful.
1 Dec, 20UPDATED 14 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez
Evolution of renewable energy: How energy use has changed over time
Market analysis

Evolution of renewable energy: How energy use has changed over time

Patterns of energy consumption shifted and costs played a major role in the development of renewables. How has the evolution of energy been since 1970?
17 Nov, 20UPDATED 14 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez
Solar energy in Australia: a 2021 market analysis
Market analysis

Solar energy in Australia: a 2021 market analysis

Solar energy rises to 6.4% of the total power generation in Australia. This success is driven by the technology advance, lower cost and the increased social awareness.
26 Aug, 20UPDATED 11 May, 21Laura Rodríguez
COVID-19: How is it affecting the solar energy industry?
Market analysis

COVID-19: How is it affecting the solar energy industry?

Experts believe that solar energy will be the economic motor after the global pandemic Covid-19.
12 Aug, 20UPDATED 14 Apr, 21Laura Rodríguez

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