Category Archives: Grid Interactive Distributed Solar Energy Systems

Solar Photovoltaics in Severe Weather: Cost Considerations for Storm Hardening PV Systems for Resilience James Elsworth and Otto Van Geet National Renewable Energy Laboratory NOTICE This work was authored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, operated by Alliance for Sustainable … Continue reading

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Renewables 2021

Analysis and forecast to 2026 Renewables 2021 is the IEA’s primary analysis on the sector, based on current policies and market developments. It forecasts the deployment of renewable energy technologies in electricity, transport and heat to 2026 while also exploring … Continue reading

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Granular Time of Day Analysis of Balancing the Indian Electricity Grid in 2030 – CSEP

Model and Analysis India has very aggressive plans for scaling RE (450 GW by 2030; today is 100 GW) Using 2019 time of day (ToD) data for both demand and supply by fuel type, what happens over time (2021-2030) for … Continue reading

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Digitalisation & solar in emerging markets

DIGITAL SOLAR ENABLING ACCESS TO ENERGY IN OFF-GRID AND UNRELIABLE GRID CONTEXTS Around one billion people – mostly concentrated in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa – still live without access to electricity, and for hundreds of millions more, the electricity … Continue reading

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The future of cybersecurity: How renewable power plant controls protect inverters from hacks and attacks

The world is changing rapidly as renewable energy penetration increases. Declining renewable energy costs mean it could be feasible to power the U.S. on 90% clean electricity by 2035, according to a study by UC Berkeley and GridLab. Rapid adoption … Continue reading

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PV WASTE MANAGEMENT IN INDIN

ExECUTIVE SUMMARY:This study aims to analyse the current state of play of the PV waste management landscape in India and to provide recommendations on how to enhance the policy framework around it. A comparison of the EU and Indian regulatory … Continue reading

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Lessons From Australia for India on Integrating Resources (DER)

Technical Integration Is the First Priority Executive Summary While most of the policy focus in India, as elsewhere, has been on large-scale renewable energy, the Government of India has set a target of 40 gigawatts (GW) of installed rooftop solar … Continue reading

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Japan’s Road to Renewables Post-Fukushima

Japan has led by the example of resilience and determination to build back better – be it rebuilding from the ruins of war or the fury of nature. It has been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck … Continue reading

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Total forms joint venture for C&I solar deployment in Saudi Arabia

French oil major Total and industrial conglomerate Zahid Group have established a joint venture (JV) focused on distributed solar generation for Saudi Arabia’s commercial and industrial (C&I) sector.Called SAFEER – Saudi French for Energy Efficiency and Renewables, the business will … Continue reading

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Should big utilities pay for their bad choices?

An advocacy group in Boulder, Colo. has made the case for why utilities, not customers, should be responsible for the cost of retiring fossil fuel assets.For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Leslie … Continue reading

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