Category Archives: PV

Advancing renewables in developing countries

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in 2013 undertook to support renewable energyprojects through a joint initiative with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Through that facility, the fund has dispensed AED 1.285 billion (USD 350 million) over the … Continue reading

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Employment Potential of Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies

Floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) technology offers a new and additional pathway to realize India’s clean energy ambitions. It taps the country’s large water reservoirs to overcome some of the persisting issues of ground-mounted solar, such as the lack of levelled … Continue reading

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The Future of Distributed Renewable Energy in India

India is the world’s third largest carbon emitter, with emissions expected to rise as the economy grows. While this economic growth is important for advancing development objectives, especially in the wake of a likely recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading

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Renewable energy finance: Institutional capital

RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT TRENDS As renewables have become a compelling investment proposition, global investments innew renewable power have grown from less than USD 50 billion per year in 2004 to aroundUSD 300 billion per year in recent years (Frankfurt School-UNEP … Continue reading

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Energy subsidies: Evolution in the global energy transformation to 2050

SUBSIDIES, PRIVILEGES, UNPRICED EXTERNALITIES AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION In order to meet the Paris Agreement objective that the global temperature rise be kept to “well below 2 °C”, the global energy sector requires nothing short of a complete transformation, during the … Continue reading

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Mobilising institutional capital for renewable energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS As the global energy transformation progresses, the investment profile of renewable energy is also changing rapidly. The amount of capital invested in renewable energy has grown substantially over the past decade. Capital flows reflect a growing variety … 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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Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, development and equality

COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL ENERGY LANDSCAPE Because of the lockdowns needed to slow the spread of the virus, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted production and supply chains and slashed the demand for a wide range of goods … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Solar Investment Opportunities Emerging Markets

ENERGY GEOGRAPHYMyanmar is one the most poorly electrified countries in Southeast Asia, with an average electrification rate of only 39% at the end of 2017. Yangon, its largest city and the former capital, consumes almost half of the country’s electricity … Continue reading

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Grid Intelligent Solar Unleashing the Full Potential of Utility-Scale Solar Generation in Europe

Solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation is growing rapidly worldwide. According to SolarPower Europe’s Global Market Outlook 2018 – 2022, more solar PV capacity was installedglobally than any other power generation technology in 2017. Solar alone deployed nearly 100GW, which is … Continue reading

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