Avapa Energy is rooted in the collaboration of two professionals over more than 10 years

In 2008 Alberto starts Avapa Sas, a renewable energy advisory company, and enters into the share capital of a larger investment fund with main focus on renewable energies development, and structuring of impact investments, establishing partnerships with a London-based infrastructure fund with 10 billion USD under management (500 million in renewables), and a Swiss-based investment firm with 2+ billion USD under management.

Together, Gabriele and Alberto have assisted the funds in the development, ownership and operation of a feed-in-tariff (FIT) based 60 MWp solar PV portfolio in Italy, 45 MWp in Japan (from 2013), a pipeline of 150 MW projects in Taiwan (from 2016), as well as developing simulation and control technologies for an energy storage system (ESS) for the use of batteries of various technologies in conjunction with renewable energy generators, with a first deployment of the technology planned for various sites in the southern part of Germany.

Alberto Dalla Rosa
Founder and Principal

Alberto Dalla Rosa has worked 11 years in Tokyo, Japan, advising the 16 GW+ utility conglomerate J-Powers in the deregulated electricity generation sectors worldwide, reaching today’s equity portfolio of 3,000 MW+ in the USA and South East Asia. His activities in Italy includes two years as VP of International Development in Enelpower (ENEL) and ten years as CEO of a privately held investment house for solar PV investments, wth the financial support of London-based investment fund. He holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering UniBO and an MBA at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, Boston.

Gabriele Zini
Founder and Principal

Gabriele Zini has worked for multinational companies (Tetra Pak, Renault-Nissan, Caterpillar, Italcementi Group, Merloni), the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich (ETH) and the French Nuclear and Renewable Energy Commission (CEA). A published author with several peer-reviewed papers and books, including: Solar Hydrogen Energy Systems, Springer Verlag; and Green Electric Energy Storage – Science and Finance for Total Fossil Fuel Substitution by McGraw-Hill. Gabriele holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna, a PhD in Advanced Materials (with pubished research in the field of hydrogen adsorption) from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and an MBA from SDA Bocconi, Milan.

Solar Hydrogen Energy Systems

Science and Technology for the Hydrogen Economy

From the Preface to the book

It is just a matter of time before fossil fuels become completely depleted or too uneconomical to retrieve. In light of this development, the current fossil fuel era is meant to draw to an end. If on top of this problem of diminishing availability we also add the environmental pollutions the fuels have caused, it is understandable why we must soon find ways to end the current period and enter a new energy era.

Hydrogen is one of the most promising candidates capable of assuming a leading role during this historical transition. Needless to say, the energy needed to obtain hydrogen cannot be provided by fossil fuels. It is therefore necessary to turn to renewable energy sources which are inexhaustible.

The work is structured into eleven chapters to present the readers with advanced knowledge on the functioning and the implementation of a solar hydrogen energy system, which combines different technologies efficiently and harmoniously to convert renewable energies into chemical energy stored in the form of hydrogen and then to a much more exploitable form of energy, electricity.

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