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New Energies

Supporting the
Transition to New Energies

The Global Edge seeks to be the expert impact partner and advisor to our clients on finding the right talent to support initiatives in sustainability, climate, energy transition, and the environment. As the world explores renewable and alternative energies, the Global Edge is steadfast in supporting our clients with innovative and knowledgeable talent to move their organizations and projects forward.

Your Renewables &
Alternative Energy Experts

Wind Energy

The wind energy sector is a vital component of the renewable energy industry. It involves the conversion of wind power into usable electricity, which can then be distributed and utilized by consumers. The industry has been experiencing rapid growth in recent years due to the increasing demand for clean, sustainable energy sources. Wind turbines, the primary technology used in the sector, have become more efficient and cost-effective, making wind energy a viable alternative to traditional fossil fuels.

The wind energy sector can be divided into two categories: onshore and offshore. Onshore wind farms are built on land and typically consist of large turbines mounted on towers.  Offshore wind farms, on the other hand, are built in bodies of water, typically in shallow coastal areas. They have the advantage of being able to harness stronger and more consistent wind speeds, resulting in higher energy production. Both onshore and offshore wind energy sectors are essential to meeting the growing demand for renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Solar Energy

The solar energy sector is a crucial part of the renewable energy industry, and it involves the generation of electricity from sunlight through the use of solar panels. The sector includes the design, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of solar panels and related equipment. Solar energy is a clean, renewable, and abundant source of energy that can help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The solar energy sector is rapidly growing due to technological advancements, government incentives, and decreasing costs. As the demand for clean and sustainable energy continues to grow, the solar energy sector will play an increasingly important role in meeting energy needs while reducing environmental impacts.

Hydropower

Hydropower is a renewable energy source that harnesses the power of water to generate electricity. It is one of the oldest and most widely used forms of renewable energy, with hydroelectric power plants located around the world. The energy produced by hydropower is clean and reliable, and it can be used to supplement other sources of energy or provide base-load power to the grid. The industry has seen significant advancements in technology, such as the development of smaller, more efficient turbines and the use of underwater turbines, which have expanded the potential for hydropower beyond traditional large-scale projects.

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source that harnesses heat from the Earth’s core to generate electricity. Unlike some other renewable energy sources, geothermal energy is a reliable source of baseload power, meaning it can provide a constant supply of electricity. It also produces very little greenhouse gas emissions, making it a clean and sustainable alternative to traditional fossil fuels. With its potential to provide stable, low-carbon electricity, the geothermal energy sector is expected to grow in the coming years, particularly in areas with high geothermal potential.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is generated by harnessing the energy released from the splitting of atoms in a process called nuclear fission. Nuclear power plants are highly efficient and can generate large amounts of electricity with minimal greenhouse gas emissions. While nuclear energy may not be considered a traditional renewable energy source, it remains an important part of the conversation about the future of clean energy.

Biomass Energy

Biomass energy is a renewable energy source that uses organic matter such as wood, crops, and agricultural waste to generate electricity or heat. Biomass energy has several advantages, including its ability to provide a consistent supply of baseload power, its potential to reduce waste by utilizing materials that would otherwise go unused, and its role in promoting sustainable forestry and agricultural practices. However, the production of biomass energy can also have environmental impacts, such as increased deforestation or the release of greenhouse gases during combustion. As a result, the biomass energy sector is constantly evolving to find more sustainable and efficient methods of production, such as the use of waste biomass or the implementation of carbon capture and storage technology.

Emerging Sectors

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), hydrogen, and battery storage are emerging sectors in the renewable energy industry that are expected to play a key role in the transition to a low-carbon energy system. CCUS involves capturing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial processes or power plants and either storing them underground or using them for industrial purposes. This technology has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from some of the most carbon-intensive industries. Hydrogen is a clean energy carrier that can be produced from renewable sources such as wind or solar power. Battery storage is another important technology that allows renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to provide a more stable and reliable source of electricity. As these technologies continue to develop and become more cost-effective, they are expected to play an increasingly important role in the renewable energy sector, enabling a more sustainable and reliable energy system

New Energies

Wind Energy Client with Need for Diverse Solutions

The Global Edge engaged with a global leader in energy to recruit direct hire roles in a large wind energy project. The client required the expertise of an agency with not only technical project recruitment experience but also experience recruiting talent in finance and accounting.
The Solution

The Global Edge sprung to action in providing the client with the recruitment and screening of potential candidates. Roles were assigned to industry and discipline-specific recruiters, each of who utilized our global database of candidates and our diversity resources to identify multiple candidates for each role that exceeded the expectations initially laid out by the client. In-depth and proven training paired with swift action allowed the Global Edge to provide our clients with candidates for each role within 7 days of receiving the roles.

The Outcome

Due to the quick and efficient performance by the Global Edge, our client was able to interview and select candidates within only a couple of weeks of first identifying a need for talent for their project. Due to the expertise in recruitment and our industry and discipline-specific training, the Global Edge was able to source top-talent across multiple disciplines for this renewables project. This included identifying talent for the following roles: an associate director in investments, mergers, and acquisitions; wind technicians; field service technicians; merger and acquisitions managers; HSE advisors; and multiple accounting analysts.

In my experience as both a client and contractor of theirs, I can report that they are truly exceptional professionals. They approach recruitment with integrity, respect, and excellent results.

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