Jiří Bím from FEE CTU will be part of the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels

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One of this year's Young Energy Ambassadors, who traditionally represent the young generation at the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, is Ing. Jiří Bím from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU. At the conference, which will take place from 10th to 14th June 2024, he will share his experience in the development of ground-mounted photovoltaic and agrovoltaic projects, economic aspects of renewable energy and the development of legislation for photovoltaics and agrovoltaics in the Czech Republic.

"The today´s world is going through one of the most challenging energy transformations in history. And this brings many opportunities, but also barriers that must be overcome. Personally, I have a very positive attitude towards sustainability, but I always try to look for solutions that will be sustainable in the long term and at the same time realistic and economical, said Ing. Jiří Bím, Ph.D. student at the Department of Economics, Management and Humanities.

"Many things have already been done in the field of sustainability. Examples are countries with already high shares of renewable electricity or advances in the waste management sector. However, we still have major challenges ahead. And it doesn't have to be just the energy sector, we need to look at sustainability in all sectors at once and find common solutions. If we want to create a truly sustainable world, we need to forget about activist solutions to partial problems, but instead we need to bring economic sustainable solutions, which is why I am pushing for the introduction of agrovoltaics in the Czech Republic as one of the tools that can contribute to creating a zero-emission and sustainable world," adds Bím. His studies focus on the economic aspects of renewable energy.

At the same time, he is the head of the agrovoltaics section of the Solar Association and a consultant to several companies developing photovoltaic and agrovoltaic projects in the Czech Republic. He is also active in the development of legislation on agrovoltaics, which he believes is groundbreaking but discriminates to some extent against some farmers.

In his spare time, Jiří Bím enjoys road cycling. He cycles about eight thousand kilometres a year. He takes to the roads both in the Czech Republic and abroad in search of cycling experiences. One of his favourite destinations is Mallorca.

FEE CTU had a representative at the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels last year. One of the youth ambassadors was Ing. Šárka Jablonská, a Ph.D. student of the Department of Economics, Management and Humanities and author of the successful project Felácká holka.

Responsible person Ing. Mgr. Radovan Suk