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 paper provides two developments for reducing the production cost of back-contact modules. The first cost reduction potential is realised by replacing the conductive copper layer with aluminium with a very thin and locally applied copper coating using cold spray technology and the second comes from reduction of encapsulant usage.
This paper examines a few specific challenges in integrated PV products, especially integrated concepts on buildings and infrastructure.
This paper investigates new approaches to enhance recovery of valuable materials during the recycling of crystalline Si (cSi) PV modules. The recycling of out-of-specs, damaged or end-of-life cSi PV modules will gradually become more important for PV suppliers and recyclers. Also recycling can help to further reduce carbon and environmental footprint of cSi PV. Two approaches to enhance recyclability of frame are tested, glass, and silicon. The research was based on ECN’s conductive back-contact module technology.
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.
Photovoltaic solar energy (PV) is expected to play a key role in the future global sustainable energy system. It has demonstrated impressive developments in terms of the scale of deployment, cost reduction and performance enhancement, most visibly over the past decade. In this paper it is argued, however, that in view of actual developments in PV over the past few decades there are good reasons to adopt another approach, that does more justice to the role and potential of existing and new PV concepts and technologies.
This paper compares the impact of financial conditions on the cost of electricity generation across six renewable and three fossil-based technologies in 46 African countries. This paper also demonstrates that, once ambitious climate policies are in place, reducing financing costs for renewables could be an efficient way to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
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 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 policy brief presents a number of considerations related to integrating variable renewable power, including solar, into a power grid, looks at how these relate to the Indonesian energy context, and offers direction to prepare for future integration of significant levels of solar and wind energy in emerging power grids.
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.