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Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2021

RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS: MAIN FINDINGS The renewable energy sector employed 12 million people, directly and indirectly, in 2020.1 The number has continued to grow worldwide over the past decade. The solar photovoltaic (PV), bioenergy, hydropower and wind power industries have … Continue reading

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Impact of Component Reliability on Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems’ Performance

Abstract: In this work, the impact of component reliability on large scale photovoltaic (PV) systems’ performance is demonstrated. The analysis is largely based on an extensive field-derived dataset of failure rates of operation ranging from three to five years, derived from … Continue reading

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Operations and Maintenance Best Practice Guidelines / India edition – 2020

ForewordWelcome to the India edition of the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Best Practice Guidelines. Building on Version 4.0 of SolarPower Europe’s O&M Best Practice Guidelines, this edition has been adapted to the Indian context in a joint effort between the … Continue reading

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Solar Under Storm Part II – Select Resilent Rooftop Best Practices

Solar Under Storm Part II is a response to the overwhelming reception of the original report, which provided best practices for ground-mount solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. It is also a response to stakeholder requests for a rooftop-focused report for the growing … 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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Best Practises Handbook on Performance Evaluation, Operations and Maintenance of Solar PV Power Plants in India

A must read for all Solar PV Plant Owners and Operators Click the link below Comprehensive Solar O&M Handbook  

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Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems Gross & Net Metering Regulations January 2019

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Drivers and Challenges for Rooftop Solar Loans toSmall and Medium Enterprises in India

Drivers-and-Challenges-for-Rooftop-Solar-Loans-to-Small-and-Medium-Enterprises-in-India Executive Summary India needs to accelerate the growth of its rooftop solar sector. Of the 40 GW of rooftop solar installations targeted by 2022, the country has only achieved 2 GW to-date. This slow progress may hinder the country’s … Continue reading

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Wind Loads on Utility Scale Solar PV Power Plants

Abstract The Solar Photovoltaic (PV) industry is experiencing phenomenal growth. Wind loads for ground-mounted PV power plants are often developed by using static pressure coefficients from wind tunnel studies in calculation methods found in ASCE 7. Structural failures of utility … Continue reading

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Power loss due to soiling on solar panel: A review

The power output delivered from a photovoltaic module highly depends on the amount of irradiance, which reaches the solar cells. Many factors determine the ideal output or optimum yield in a photovoltaic module. However, the environment is one of the … Continue reading

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