Category Archives: PV

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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Unleashing the Potential of Solar Storage

UNLEASHING THE POTENTIAL OF SOLAR & STORAGEWhile solar covers around 5% of the European electricity demand today, its contribution could easily increase up to 15% by 2030, it would only take around 20 GW of newly installed PV capacity per … Continue reading

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Putting solar in the driver’s seat Solar Mobility report

Looking at the physics, solar is complementary to electric mobility, particularly in certain use cases like day charging at work places or combined with battery capacity at home. Solar has a predictable generation curve and produces electricity during the day. … Continue reading

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Global Market Outlook For Solar Power / 2020 – 2024

GLOBAL SOLAR MARKET UPDATE 2000 – 2019 Overall, 2019 was a decent growth year for the global solar sector, improving with a low two-digit rate after it basically paused the year before. Looking beyond the newlyinstalled worldwide solar capacity, solar … Continue reading

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Asset Management Best Practice Guidelines – Version 2

Rationale, aim, and scope A professional and dedicated Asset Management (AM) service package ensures that photovoltaic (PV) plants, individually and as part of a wider portfolio, achieve their maximum potential from both technical and financial perspectives.While the depth of services … Continue reading

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