Category Archives: Renewables

PV Tech’s analysis of the ‘Top Performers’ in PVEL’s ‘2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard’

The ‘2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard’ report, undertaken each year by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) in partnership with DNV GL, has continued to raise questions over key aspects of module reliability.  This is not just because of the accelerated development and … Continue reading

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The 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

February 18, 2020 The 2020 Off-Grid Solar Market Trends is an in-depth analysis on current market dynamics, projections for the coming five years, and a blueprint for how actors in this market can compete in a swiftly evolving industry ecosystem. … Continue reading

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SOLAR UNDER STORM SELECT BEST PRACTICES FOR RESILIENT GROUND-MOUNT PV SYSTEMS WITH HURRICANE EXPOSURE – Part 1 of 2

The 2017 hurricane season was one of the most active in history.1 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria brought widespread destruction throughout the Caribbean.In addition to the emotional toll these severe storms had on people in the region, the disruption of critical … Continue reading

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India’s Utility-Scale Solar Parks ‒ A Global Success Story India Is Home to the World’s Largest Utility-Scale Solar Installations

Executive Summary Renewable energy in India has taken centre stage when it comes to the significant development of energy infrastructure required to achieve India’s economic goals. In 2016, the Indian government set a target of 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy … Continue reading

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Photovoltaic Module Energy Yield Measurements: Existing Approaches and Best Practice

IEA PVPS Task 13, Subtask 3 Report IEA‐PVPS T13‐11:2018 May 2018 Table of Contents Foreword …………………………………………………………………………………… 9 Acknowledgements ……………………………………………………………………………….. 10 List of abbreviations ……………………………………………………………………………… 11 Executive Summary ………………………………………………………………. 13 1 2 3 4 Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………… 17 Background Information ………………………………………………………… 18 … Continue reading

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Electricity Storage Valuation Framework March 2020 ISBN : 978-92-9260-161-4 Download Assessing system value and ensuring project viability – IRENA Feb 2020

Electricity storage could be a crucial factor in the world’s transition to sustainable energy systems based on renewable sources. Yet electricity markets frequently fail to account properly for the system value of storage. This report from the International Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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Assessment of Photovoltaic Module Failures in the Field – Study by IEA International Energy Agency

Foreword The International Energy Agency (IEA), founded in November 1974, is an autonomous body within the framework of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which car- ries out a comprehensive programme of energy co-operation among its member countries. … Continue reading

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Solar Bankability – Mitigating Technical Risks in PV Investment through Quality Infrastructure

Solar bankability: active quality management process where all stakeholders in PV project approval process attempt to identify, manage and control potential risks (technical, legal & economical) through entire project lifecycle

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Operation & Maintenance – Best Practice Guidelines / Version 4.0 – Dec 2019

FOREWORD Welcome to Version 4.0 of SolarPower Europe’s Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Best Practice Guidelines. This new version produced by SolarPower Europe’s O&M and Asset Management Task Force, led by BayWa r.e., has achieved a very high level of maturity … Continue reading

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An overview of solar photovoltaic panels’ end-of-life material recycling – 2020

Abstract End-of-life (EOL) solar panels may become a source of hazardous waste although there are enormous benefits globally from the growth in solar power generation. Global installed PV capacity reached around 400 GW at the end of 2017 and is expected … Continue reading

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