Published on July 10th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan23
Renewed Love For The Printed Word
July 10th, 2016 by Zachary Shahan
By The Beam Team
A sustainable future is on the horizon and there are truly incredible renewable energy developments coming to light every day. Every day, we’re shaking off our dependence on fossil fuels a little more, with zero-emissions energy sources set to overtake non-renewables as our main global power source. If this fascinates you, The Beam is for you.
Berlin-based renewable energy publication The Beam is the creation of CleanTechnica and the small but dynamic Beam Team — a writer, editor, researcher, and designer who collaborate to bring readers the latest in clean technology through insightful stories, impactful interviews, and beautiful design. Working in close proximity with key cleantech industry professionals, the team printed The Beam edition #1 and distributed 2,000 copies throughout Europe.
“It was a small idea at first that grew very quickly after we realised there are so many people we can reach with a printed publication,” idea man Benni Schulz said. “There are great stories that we wanted to share with a wide audience in this different format to change their perception. We decided to present these stories in a modern design, and the feedback was overwhelming.”
The publication aims to make renewable energy accessible and interesting for the everyday reader. In-depth interviews from influential thinkers, articles on rapidly-evolving technological advancements, projects that are shifting global energy trends, electric cars, home batteries, as well as facts and figures about what’s around the corner are presented to readers in a uniquely designed magazine.
Together with CleanTechnica, The Beam team financed the printing and distribution of 2,000 copies of the first edition across Europe and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance edition #2. Help us bring it to the presses! Kickstarter already awarded it with “projects we love,” but we need more than that to take it to the (green) printer.