Daily Archives: February 4, 2013

Germany paving the way for solar storage rollout, the next phase of renewables

With subsidies starting to wither away and module prices falling, opportunities for solar energy storage systems appear to be growing. As they say, as one door shuts – or several as may be the case – another one opens A … Continue reading

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IRENA publishes the most comprehensive Global Atlas for Solar and Wind incorporating all the information from multiple data platforms

The Global Atlas is the comprehensive information platform on the potential of renewable energy. It provides resource maps from leading technical institutes worldwide and tools for evaluating the technical potential of renewable energies. It can function as a catalyst for … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Technologies: Cost Analysis Series 2012 – Solar Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, CSP and Hydro

Renewable power generation can help countries meet their sustainable development goals through provision of access to clean, secure, reliable and affordable energy. Renewable energy has gone mainstream, accounting for the majority of capacity additions in power generation today.Tens of gigawatts … Continue reading

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Solar Panel Recycling Will Be A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

  A new report predicts the total annual recycled product value of crystalline silicon solar panels will hit USD $12 billion in 2035. While a good quality solar panel will have a lifespan of decades – some modules manufactured in … Continue reading

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What’s next for PV technology in 2013?

“There are limited options today for PV manufacturers to create a differentiated proposition within the PV industry. In fact, when scanning through the alternatives on view, technology is all too often seen to take a back seat.” Figure 1. NPD … Continue reading

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Top 10 PV markets in 2012 – India at just 2% of global supply

  Adapted from the forthcoming NPD Solarbuzz Marketbuzz annual report, the Top 10 markets in 2012 accounted for 86% of global PV demand. Cumulatively, the Top 10 PV markets accounted for 86% of global demand in 2012, down slightly when … Continue reading

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Top 10 PV module suppliers in 2012

Table 1. According to NPD Solarbuzz, Yingli Green Energy is confirmed as the leading module supplier by MW shipment levels for 2012. Seven of the Top 10 companies can be categorized as public-listed, vertically-integrated c-Si module makers based in China. … Continue reading

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