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Solar Risk Assessment: 2019 – Quantitative Insights from the Industry Experts

Introduction “In God we trust, all others must bring data.” – American Statistician W. Edwards DemingRarely does a single investment yield both significant social and financial benefit. In this way, solar is unique: this rapidly growing asset class offers the promise … Continue reading

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Data shows solar asset underperformance and bias towards optimistic pricing

Image: Black & Veatch Solar assets are underperforming far more frequently than official energy estimates would suggest, validating an industry-wide bias towards overly optimistic pricing, according to the industry experts who contributed to KwH Analytics’ 2020 solar risk assessment report. “From … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Too much of a good thing: Inverter hyper-clipping

In earlier articles we’ve already pointed out that inverter clipping isn’t as significant as most people think, and that in a grid-power-constrained system it may be economically optimal to have a rather large DC-to-AC ratio. But what if there was a situation that … Continue reading

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