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Our magazine is committed to the global purpose, potential and people of renewable energy and cleantech.
Our magazine is committed to the global purpose, potential and people of renewable energy and cleantech.
Our magazine is committed to the global purpose, potential and people of renewable energy and cleantech.
48 backers pledged €5,152 to help bring this project to life.

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The Beam Magazine

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What is The Beam?

Welcome to The Beam–Your Magazine for Renewable Energy!

A sustainable future is on the horizon and there are truly incredible renewable energy developments coming to light every day. Did you know Portugal ran entirely off renewable energy for four consecutive days? Or that within six hours, the world’s deserts receive more energy from the sun than humankind consumes in one year? The Beam is committed to the purpose, potential and people of renewable energy, bringing the latest in clean technology through beautiful, insightful and informative stories. 

The Beam makes 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, as well as facts and figures about what’s around the corner are presented to our readers in a uniquely designed magazine you’d be proud to hold in your hands.

Our unique interviews
We reach out to remarkable change-makers in renewable energy and cleantech to conduct unique interviews. 

Some of our interviews in edition #1 included:
- Prof. Claudia Kemfert, Head of the Department of Energy, Transportation and Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research
- Adrian Ramsay, Chief Executive for the Centre of Alternative Technology
- Dr. Holger Kraft, a lawyer specialising in Energy, Infrastructure and Renewable Energy

In edition #2, our readers can expect to see more than 10 interviews from renewable energy experts including:
Hans-Josef Fell, President of Energy Watch Group
Cédric Philibert, Climate Change Policy Advisor for the International Energy Agency
Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the  Global Wind Energy Council

We strive to present the best renewable energy news, trends and interviews to keep audiences informed and interested in the global shift taking place.

Who are we?

We’re the Beam Team - small but dynamic, we are working in close proximity with key industry professionals on a daily basis. We each have a strong personal fascination by the global renewable energy transformation taking place, shifting societal attitudes towards resource consumption. We’re a researcher, a writer, a community manager, an editor and a designer that work together to create something we love, and want others to love too. We self-financed and printed 2000 copies of our first edition and distributed them for free around Europe. After receiving excellent feedback, our desire to create edition #2 has only grown.

How can you help us?

We want to keep spreading the news on what’s happening globally in renewables. In order to get edition #2 to the press and keep up the exciting work, we need your help. We already have our content and designs ready to go, with edition #2 featuring interviews with President of Energy Watch Group, Hans-Josef Fell, Cédric Philibert of the International Energy Agency and Steve Sawyer from the Global Wind Energy Council. Now, we just need a little extra boost to get our magazine printed and distributed.

What do we need the money for?

Given the overwhelming feedback we received from edition #1, our goal is to print and distribute 2000 copies of the new edition of The Beam. In order to fulfill our goal, we need 5800€ for printing and 9000€ for distribution, making the total cost 14.800€. For edition #2, we will self-finance 4800€ and receive 5000€ from our partners (GridHub, Cleantechnica and Important Media). The remaining 5000€ we hope to raise through this campaign so The Beam #2 can come to fruition. Help us to increase awareness and make the world a little bit better every day.

Your the Beam Team

Check out some highlights of our first edition!

Example pages from #1
Example pages from #1

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have been hard at work on our second edition! After weeks of researching, writing, interviewing and editing, our editorial is complete and we’ve designed over 80 pages. We’re almost ready to send edition #2 to print - it all hinges on the success of our campaign. As with any endeavor such as this, there is a risk our target won’t be hit, ceasing our efforts on The Beam to print, distribute and share the love on renewable energy. We also really appreciate contributions from our supporters, and since we’re all about sustainability, we also reserve the right to choose what we’d like to include in The Beam.

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    The supporter

    For those who aren't looking for anything in return but just want to support The Beam, we salute you!

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    The Beam online

    We are so excited to share our second edition of The Beam with you! You will receive a downloadable .pdf to share the love on renewables.

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    The fan

    In this package, you'll not only receive one copy of the next printed edition in your mailbox, also will we thank you by putting your name on the supporters page in the magazine. Be part of the green revolution!

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    The international fan

    In this package, you'll not only receive one copy of the next printed edition in your mailbox, also will we thank you by putting your name on the supporters page in the magazine. Be part of the green revolution!

    Just like the fan package, but for our beloved supporters outside the EU.

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    The sharer

    Sharing the love for renewables is our fuel for The Beam! With this package you will receive not only a digital copy, but three freshly printed copies of the next edition so you can enjoy one for yourself and share the love with friends. To thank you we'll put your name on our “Thank you Kickstarters” list in the magazine.

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    The café

    Receive 5 copies of the next edition of the magazine plus a digital copy and your name or the name of your business on the “Supporters” section in the magazine. We assure you people will be coming back and asking for the next edition in no time!

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    The company

    You will receive 10 copies (and of course a digital version) sent to your firm to distribute to your employees and raise awareness of the green revolution. We'll also add your logo on our website and “Supporters” section of The Beam.

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    The sponsor

    Thanks for being a sponsor of The Beam! Your logo will be on our “Partners” page in the next edition of the printed magazine and on our website. Also, you will be one of the first to receive 15 fresh copies of the magazine as well as a .pdf file to share the love!

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    The advertiser

    Do you identify yourself with our message and think that you have a product that perfectly fits our audience? Then this package is made for you! High editorial-to-advertising ratio and the chance to be one of only a few advertisers means your advertising has impact. Get a full page of your ad in the second edition and of course, 10 fresh The Beam magazines straight to your mailbox and a digital copy!

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    The premium advertiser

    Same as the advertiser - times two! Not only will you receive two full page advertisements, but the Beam Team will invite you exclusively to our office in Berlin to give you a tour and free hugs.

    This might be the beginning of a beautiful collaboration!

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