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Solar Photovoltaics in Severe Weather: Cost Considerations for Storm Hardening PV Systems for Resilience

Resilience can be defined as the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from disruptions through adaptable and holistic planning and technical solutions (Hotchkiss 2016). Solar photovoltaic (PV) power has … Continue reading

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Distributed Solar Quality and Safety in India

Key Challenges and Potential Solutions Executive Summary In India, the quality and safety of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems—and their installation—have become a concern for investors, regulators, consumers, and distribution companies (discoms). The lack of quality standards and a push for … Continue reading

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A Renewable Energy Mini-Grid Technical Assistance Guide – Take-aways from 15 years of GIZ support in mini-grid market development

Executive Summary – Mini-grid technical assistance recommendations in a nutshell Over the last 15 years, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has trialed, adjusted and refined approaches to providing technical assistance (TA) to govern- ments interested in rural electrification with … Continue reading

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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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