This Guide introduces some basic PV concepts, identifies the PV module size and shape, the manufacturing technology, examines the environmental issues and the energy production, analyzes the installation of PVs in buildings and the inter-related issues of costs and sizing and provides a case study of a preliminary design of a building-integrated PV system.
This paper highlights the economic factors catapulting solar to the forefront of the global energy revolution. Solar investments share many features of other real assets, and boast a number of unique characteristics that make them especially attractive to capital providers. Of course, these assets are not without risks, illustrated by the underperformance of some companies and the occasionally uneven retreat of subsidies. However, these challenges have been exaggerated and solar looks poised to become one of the major investment themes of the next 10 to 20 years.
This roadmap presents the a new vision that takes into account the considerable progress of PV technologies, as well as changing trends in the overall energy mix. It presents a detailed assessment of the technology milestones, examines numerous economic and non-economic barriers that hamper deployment and identifies policy actions to overcome them and identifies actions and time frames to achieve the higher PV deployment needed for global emission reductions.
This website provides National Survey Reports from 2001 until today for several countries, focused on the development of the PV market, the support policies, each industry and the R&D activities.
The World Energy Outlook 2018 provides updated analysis to show what the latest data, technology trends and policy announcements might mean for the energy sector to 2040. Αlso outlines an integrated way to meet multiple sustainable development goals: limiting the global temperature rise, addressing air pollution and ensuring universal access to energy.
This paper is a comparative study in a number of African as well as Asian countries (India) to review and analyse their respective PV self-consumption policies. Though PV self-consumption policies may be many and varied, this study only focuses on net metering, that “allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity to feed electricity they do not use back into the grid”.
Ce rapport est une étude comparative dans une sélection de pays africains et asiatiques (Inde) afin analyser leurs politiques d'autoconsommation PV. Bien qu’il existe une multitude de politiques d'autoconsommation PV; cette étude se concentre uniquement sur le net metering, qui permet à un client générant sa propre électricité d’injecter le surplus sur le réseau.
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 report aims at providing preliminary information on how the PV market developed in the last year, including the top 10 markets in 2018, the total installed capacity in the world, policies and market trends.
This document considers best practice for the management of constraints affecting solar generation sites connected to the Distribution Network Operators (DNO) network at 33kV or higher voltages, and any solar generators that have a dedicated 11kV or 6.6kV circuit back to the primary substation bus bars.
This report provides an overall RE use from 2000 to 2017, examines Ireland’s progress towards 2020 RE targets with a comparison with the other EU member states, presents data on overall RE use split by electricity, heat, and transport and also by energy source. Also, shows how the use of RE displaces the use of fossil fuels.
This report examines in detail the global solar photovoltaic (PV) value chain, Ireland’s strengths within it and opportunities for Irish research and industry to capture value and new business from a growing international solar PV market out to 2030.
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 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 guide aims to inform potential investors in solar thermal, its related technologies and the merits of this technology.
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.