This research project aims to develop a revolutionary innovation in water management of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants, a more flexible integrated solution comprising different innovative technologies and optimized strategies for the cooling of the power-block and the cleaning of the solar field optical surface. The integrated solution provides an effective combination of technologies allowing a significant reduction in water consumption (up to 70% - 90%) and a significant improvement in the water management of CSP plants.
This video provides the manufacturing process of solar panels.
This video shows the process of manufacturing solar cells with heterojunction technology. The heterojunction technology combines the advantages of crystalline silicon solar cells and thin film technologies enabling solar cell to reach higher degrees of efficiency at a lower cost of production.
This Guide attempts to lay out a comprehensive and efficient solar PV rooftop implementation support process, capturing global and national best practices and learnings. The Guide primarily addresses grid-connected rooftop PV systems, under both net metering and gross metering connectivity. Also, provides the prevailing business models, the regulatory and legislative framework, technical standards and specifications concerned with the safety, quality and performance of the solar installations and the administrative processes.
This guide considers Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of photovoltaic (PV) systems with the goal of reducing the cost of O&M and increasing its effectiveness. Reported O&M costs vary widely, and a more standardized approach to planning and delivering O&M can make costs more predictable. Actuarial data indicate that comprehensive O&M could improve the average performance ratio of systems from 88% to 94%, which is a substantial increase in revenue and environmental benefits of a PV system.
The project is integrated both in terms of research as well as training. SOLAR-TRAIN will qualify selected early stage researchers in the field of PV durability as part of a highly innovative, multi-disciplinary project meeting industry requirements. The objective is to develop novel, validated models for the service life time and energy prediction of PV modules and systems.
CHEOPS aims to advance photovoltaic cells with perovskite and maturate it for commercialisation by working on three major challenges: upscaling of the technology, developing of tandem cells and assessment of potential benefits, risks and impacts.
Τhe main objective of PVSITES project is to drive Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) technology to a large market deployment by demonstrating an ambitious portfolio of building integrated solar technologies and systems, giving a forceful, reliable answer to the market requirements identified by the industrial members of the consortium in their day-to-day activity.
MOSAIC aims to design, manufacture and validate an innovative CSP concept with low implementation costs at the highest plant efficiencies which will reduce the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE).
GOTSolar proposes disruptive approaches for the development of highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally safe perovskite solar cells (PSCs).
This webinar will present international experiences, with auctions for RES support, both in Europe and the rest of the world. We will give special focus to several country cases with detailed insights into the design, process, realisation rates of the auctions. We will present some general lessons learned from international experiences and suggest some best practices for future implementations of RES auctions.
This report examines the availability of capital for renewable energy, the cost-effectiveness of different mixes of capital and investors used in meeting Germany’s medium and long-term deployment goals, and the potential impact of policies on this mix of investment.
The objective of this study is to evaluate the experience of IPPs and to identify lessons that can help African countries attract more and better private investment. This report highlights not only the challenges that policy makers are facing but also the underlying factors that contributed to healthy investment climates. The analysis is based primarily on in-depth case studies carried out in five countries—Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
In India, nearly 1 in 4 people still don’t have access to electricity. Many of them live in poor communities, where the lack of electricity prevents them from living better, more productive lives. To increase energy access for the poor, India has set unprecedented, ambitious plans to boost solar energy nationwide.
This report analyses the rooftop solar sector and makes recommendations to meet India's target of 40 GW rooftop solar capacity by 2022. Specifically, the report recommends measures that can facilitate progress towards this target without any additional subsidies.
This report is a collation of case studies from different geographies highlighting the challenges faced, breakthrough solutions, project outcomes and the learning from project implementation.
This video presents the case study of isntallation of 1,900 solar panels on the roof of the Southern Car Park at Canberra Hospital, reducing the hospital's energy consumption around 800,000 kilowatts per year.
This video presents the installation of a hybrid solar power system in a healthcare center in Iraq that combines on and off-grid power supply.
UNDP has been supporting in setting up solar-powered pre-fab clinics in rural Zambia to improve access to life saving treatment.
A group of Kenyan farmers is embracing solar energy to help them produce better crops. They're harnessing the sun's power to run environmentally friendly irrigation systems that keep their plants watered at all times of the year.
The AURES Auction Academy was wrapped up with an online debate focusing on pros and cons of auctions for renewable energy compared with other European support systems, on recommendations on auction design based on experiences in the countries analysed so far, on key recommendations to utilities working with tenders and auctions for the first time, on effects on prices of renewable energy so far and on interesting findings in the AURES research and dialogue with stakeholders.
This webinar will give practioners more hands-on information on the design of RES auctions, focusing on pre-qualification rules and penalties. The two elements are closely related in that they are, amongst other things, used to enhance the ‘seriousness’ of bids and improve realisation rates. We will present the different design alternatives and arguments for and against using each of the features. Furthermore, we will give an overview of current practices for both design elements implementations for RES support in Europe and the rest of the world.
This webinar will give practioners more hands-on information on the design of RES auctions, focusing on actor diversity. It is a goal of policy makers to ensure a broad range of different actors participating in the development of RES. We will present what the different policy goals are and what they exactly mean for the ensuring of actor diversity. This implies going through different definitions of small actors, including but not limited to the definition used in the State Aid Guidelines. We will then present the relevant design options for protecting small actors in RES auctions and discuss arguments for and against each of them.
This document is a good practice guide for solar PV system designers, manufacturers and installers and aims to promote better design and deployment of solar PV systems through place-responsive design, reducing the landscape and visual impacts on the natural and built environment.
This report contains a set of planning policy and development guidance recommendations for utility scale solar photovoltaic schemes in Ireland. These recommendations will inform any future planning and development for utility scale ground mounted solar PV installations.
This report recommends policy changes, business models as well as financing instruments for the expansion of rooftop solar power in India.
The ASEAN Renewable Energy Policies is part of ACE's effort to fulfill its function as a regional energy centre of excellence that continues to initiate a coherent, coordinated, focused and robust energy policy agenda and strategy for ASEAN. We hope that this publication could provide stakeholders with useful information on the current situation of RE policies development in ASEAN, to enhance cooperation towards energy security in the region.
The RE Guideline aims to document the existing permits and steps involved in the implementation of large PV projects in Malaysia, with capacity greater than 72 kWp, in an easy-to-use and concise format. The Guideline provides an overview of the various steps involved and approvals required from concerned departments or authorities. The publications guide project developers to obtain a feed-in tariff as provided by the Malaysian Renewable Energy Act 2011.
The RE Guideline aims to document the existing permits and steps involved in the implementation of small PV projects in Malaysia, with capacity smaller than 72 kWp, in an easy-to-use and concise format. The Guideline provides an overview of the various steps involved and approvals required from concerned departments or authorities. The publications guide project developers to obtain a feed-in tariff as provided by the Malaysian Renewable Energy Act 2011.
This webinar is mostly directed towards investors and project developers that are engaged in bidding in RES auctions. We will go through different behavioural incentives, depending on auction format and pricing rule and describe the most common bidding strategies. We will assess these bidding strategies, e.g. in terms of rationality. We will then present do’s and don’ts for bidding in a RES auction.
The objective of this report is to analyze the value chain of PV in Pakistan and to describe the existing and required supply structure and customer segmentation. This will allow the identification of the market potential for high-quality German manufacturers and the needs of local stakeholders and to develop policy recommendations to improve the quality demand of the Pakistani PV market.
This report provides some of the existing and innovative financing structures which can be utilized towards channelizing finance available at global and national levels towards investments in renewable energy, particularly, solar energy.
Cette vidéo présente une campagne de financement participatif pour le développement de projets solaires au Burkina Faso. La Fondation Énergies pour le Monde a lancé sa première campagne de crowdfunding en novembre 2016, dans le but de prolonger le projet Micrésol (Microcrédit Solaire) mené entre Mai 2011 et avril 2016 au Burkina Faso. L'objectif : collecter 10 000 € grâce au financement participatif pour pouvoir distribuer 30 kits solaires supplémentaires dans la région centre-est du pays.
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of firms’ financing constraints on innovation activities in renewable (REN) vs. fossil-fuel (FF) technologies. In particular, we study whether firms specialized in REN innovation are more likely to face financing frictions than firms conducting FF innovation.
This document is intended as a guide for international developers and solar investors who are considering investing in Pakistan, including an overview of Pakistan and its electricity market, the solar potential, progress in the solar market to date, the process for developing a solar project in Pakistan and the main institutions both provincial and federal that will be involved in the process, provision of key tax considerations for developers, the remaining challenges in the solar market in Pakistan and recommendations for developers.
This report is looking at how a tendering scheme can be made ‘applicant-friendly’ while ensuring the cost-effective achievement of policy objectives.
This report is intended as a guide for both professional and non-professional investors and developers to the main application segments, financing schemes and business models for solar PV in Europe.
This video presents the speech of Energy for Buildings Manager - Energy Technology, of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), who talks about the research in solar air-conditioning and smart control technology in Australia, and how Australian research and expertise will be relevant for the Indian renewable energy market.
This webinar explains the research & development for solar thermal and PV coupled with heat pumps and provides the current situation of solar district heating, how it works and indicative examples from EU.
This video provides the first utility scale one axis solar tracing system, installed in Moree solar farm in Australia.
This video provides the installation of a 10KWp floating solar PV system at Kunde Family Winery using the patented Hydrelio system.
The Noor Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) complex is Morocco’s first utility-scale solar energy complex and serves as a critical step of the Moroccan Solar Energy Program. The three-plant Noor-Ouarzazate CSP complex seeks to contribute to the commercial viability of CSP and its potential throughout Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Operating with an installed capacity of 160 megawatts (MW), the first phase expects 240,000 tons of CO₂ emissions to be avoided per annum.
This webinar provides the prospective role of Distributed, grid-connected photovoltaic (DGPV) systems in developing countries and thereafter discussed the key economic and technical challenges/opportunities associated with DGPV programs, including challenges of DGPV to the traditional utility business model and potential solutions, various costs and benefits, challenges and opportunities for distribution system planning under increasing penetrations of DGPV.
A laser-based manufacturing process from the Fraunhofer ISE is revolutionizing the photovoltaics market. For the first time point-contacted solar cells can be manufactured in series and several million cells with significantly higher efficiency levels are already on the market.
This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center in partnership with USAID and NREL. This webinar introduces the considerations associated with advancing the use of wind and solar forecasts to more efficiently integrate variable renewable energy into the grid. Discussion topics included how wind and solar forecasting enhance power system operations; how wind and solar forecasts are produced; approaches to structuring forecasting programs and the collection of necessary data; and policy and other actions to support forecasting.
Animated presentation of First Solar's Manufacturing Process for a thin-fil CdTe absoreber module.
In Ketumbeine, Tanzania, ENGIE installed a solar mini-grid Power Corner to bring electricity to the village. The initiative Power Corner must allow rural Africa, not connected to the network, to access to electricity through smart micro-grids.
Ce site permet aux utilisateurs de surveiller leurs installations photovoltaïque, vérifier les devis d'installation et d'estimer leur production photovoltaïque. Il contient aussi une base de données comportant les statistiques sur le photovoltaïque telles que la production par région, une carte interactive des installations existantes par région ou département, par installateur, par panneaux ou par onduleurs.
This online repository aims to raise awareness about the solar water pumping technology and provide resources that help incorporate it into operations. The repository contains more than 260 resources from all regions and covers a broad range of issues from technological change to institutional setup.
This report provides a region-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, for both grid connected and off-grid systems. The outcome includes high resolution maps (1 km resolution) indicating suitable areas for solar and wind energy projects on land, taking account of resource intensity, distance to power grids, population density, land cover, topography, altitude and protected areas.
This report provides a region-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities in Latin America, for both grid connected and off-grid systems. The outcome includes high resolution maps (1 km resolution) indicating suitable areas for solar and wind energy projects on land, taking account of resource intensity, distance to power grids, population density, land cover, topography, altitude and protected areas.
This report aims to provide up-to-date, verified data on the range of costs, recent technology trends, projections of the cost reduction potentials and performance of solar PV, CSP and onshore and offshore wind power generation technologies and support the government with the latest data about the expected cost reduction potential of these technologies.
This report aims to provide up-to-date, verified data on the range of costs and performance of solar PV in Africa for SHS, mini-grids (hybrid or 100% PV) and utility-scale projects, provide an analysis of the current cost structure of solar PV systems, identify best practice cost levels and structures in different market segments and increase solar PV technologies as an option for grid supply and as a means of accelerating electrification in Africa.