This paper presents the specific context of the power system in Cyprus and the future University of Cyprus (UCY) microgrid along with the possible and expected impacts of the PV plant and Battery Energy Storage System.
This presentation provides the PV global and EU statistics data, the benefits of net metering and the electricity price breakdown per kWh.
This paper discusses the impact of Photovoltaic oriented DC stray current corrosion on large scale solar farms’ grounding and third-party infrastructure. The paper unfolds by thoroughly addressing three specific objectives: a) defining the origin of the problem, b) modelling the problem in commercially available software and c) discussing the arising implications.
This report aims at producing all the necessary elements to capture the full picture of the European markets for the industry, decision makers, investors and all professionals interested in solar heat markets.
This technical study provides an overview on the status on ways of measuring, monitoring and controlling solar thermal in smaller systems, with a clear focus on current methods. It looks into the state-of-the-art for solar thermal, including some components such as sensors, controllers and connectivity. Also, provides possible service offerings based on the remote monitoring, controlling of solar heating systems.
This document provides guidance to planners and the solar industry on how they can support biodiversity on solar farms.
This national guidance provides best practice planning guidance in respect of how large ground mounted arrays are developed setting out planning considerations and requirements.
This document describes recent experience and principles of good practice for the management of small livestock in solar farms established on agricultural land, derelict/marginal land and previously developed land.
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 guide aims at explaining the relevance of quality assurance for a sustainable market development, besides providing an overview of quality assurance measures applied to solar thermal products and installations around the world. It also indicates some possible steps in order to set up a quality assurance system in a country.
This roadmap pathway is focusing on the standardized and cost optimal solutions to integrate solar thermal technology in all industrial processes, by developing collector structures adapted to industrial buildings, improved large-scale solar collector arrays, and new planning and design tools.
This publication tries to provide guidelines for policy and framework conditions related to solar heating and cooling, in particular solar water heating. It aims at providing a quick overview of the main issues to be considered for setting the right framework for the promotion of the solar thermal technology. Therefore, it outlines key recommendations and guidelines for the implementation of a programme for the promotion of solar water heating.
This guide aims at promoting solar water heating (SWH) systems to architects and builders from developing countries and help them consider integrating SWH applications in their designs. Intending to be a useful handbook, this “Quick Guide” provides a compact overview of the technology and its main characteristics; as well as the main requirements to be considered for its application in different types of projects and in different geographical locations.