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Electrification Futures Study:Methodological Approaches for Assessing Long-Term Power System Impacts of End Use Electrification

AbstractThe Electrification Futures Study (EFS) was designed to analyze the potential impacts ofelectrification, accounting for the complex dynamics between different segments of the U.S. energy system. The EFS uses several complementary modeling and analysis tools, and it relies on an … Continue reading

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Key Challenges and Potential Solutions – Distributed Solar Quality and Safety in India

Distributed Solar Quality and Safety in India – Key Challenges and Potential Solutions Executive Summary In India, the quality and safety of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems—and their installation—have become a concern for investors, regulators, consumers, and distribution companies (discoms). The … 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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Global Photovoltaic Power Potential by Country – 2020

Over the last decade, the solar power sector has seen installation costs fall dramatically and global installed capacity rise massively. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has reported that solar photovoltaic (PV) module prices have fallen 80% in the last … Continue reading

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Solar Photovoltaics in Severe Weather: Cost Considerations for Storm Hardening PV Systems for Resilience

Resilience can be defined as the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from disruptions through adaptable and holistic planning and technical solutions (Hotchkiss 2016). Solar photovoltaic (PV) power has … Continue reading

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Distributed Solar Quality and Safety in India

Key Challenges and Potential Solutions Executive Summary In India, the quality and safety of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems—and their installation—have become a concern for investors, regulators, consumers, and distribution companies (discoms). The lack of quality standards and a push for … Continue reading

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A Renewable Energy Mini-Grid Technical Assistance Guide – Take-aways from 15 years of GIZ support in mini-grid market development

Executive Summary – Mini-grid technical assistance recommendations in a nutshell Over the last 15 years, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has trialed, adjusted and refined approaches to providing technical assistance (TA) to govern- ments interested in rural electrification with … Continue reading

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Solar Risk Assessment: 2019 – Quantitative Insights from the Industry Experts

Introduction “In God we trust, all others must bring data.” – American Statistician W. Edwards DemingRarely does a single investment yield both significant social and financial benefit. In this way, solar is unique: this rapidly growing asset class offers the promise … Continue reading

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Data shows solar asset underperformance and bias towards optimistic pricing

Image: Black & Veatch Solar assets are underperforming far more frequently than official energy estimates would suggest, validating an industry-wide bias towards overly optimistic pricing, according to the industry experts who contributed to KwH Analytics’ 2020 solar risk assessment report. “From … 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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