A fast-growing solar power industry in India's Rajasthan will soon be transmitting up to 8,000 megawatts of renewable energy to the national grid. The Government of India, the Asian Development Bank and the Clean Technology Fund are supporting this effort through the $800 million Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program, which is also providing livelihood opportunities for local communities.
This video presents the development of the whole cycle of a solar plant, from manufacturing of solar panels through the installation of them.
This video provides the manufacturing process of solar panels.
This video provides the entire value chain of a PV module manufacturing line.
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.
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 document explains the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders such as the asset manager, the operation service provider and the maintenance provider, and provides an overview of technical and contractual terms to achieve a common understanding of the subject. It then walks the reader through the different components of O&M, classifying requirements into ‘minimum requirements’, ‘best practices’ and ‘recommendations’.
Solar thermal systems (STS) are a mature technology that has been successfully deployed in several countries for residential applications since the early 1980s. This report provides technical background, analyses the potential and the barriers for market growth and offers insights for policy makers on this key renewable energy technology.
This report outlines the best practices to develop and implement Quality Infrastructure (QI) for solar PV by quantifying cost-benefit analysis for QI implementation at different stages of PV plant development and establishing proper QI mechanisms, showcased through successful experiences with utility-scale, distributed-generation and off-grid PV development in 11 countries.
Ce rqpport présente les leçons tirées du projet d’électrification par énergies renouvelables des localités d’Ambondro, région Androy, et d’Analaptsy, région Anosy, à l’extrême sud de Madagascar.
Les notions nécessaires pour l’étude et la conception des installations photovoltaïques sont recueillies dans ce document, en apportant d’information théorique, d’exercices et d’exemples pratiques.
Etude de ca portant sur l'un des tous premiers projets de centrales solaires photovoltaïques à grande échelle en Afrique de l'Ouest qui a démontré la faisabilité de la technologie au Cabo Verde et dans la région.
This report explains how IRENA approached the challenges of data collection and the methodologies used to produce the estimates of off-grid energy production and use. A brief overview of the data collected, followed by detailed tables of the off-grid data by country, technology and year is provided.
This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) explores the prospects for renewables, including solar energy to enhance national economies and strengthen the Southeast Europe energy mix. It analyses the current energy landscape, the potential and costs for scaling up renewables, the policy frameworks and investments required, and the expected socio-economic impact of transforming the region’s energy system.
This new report finds an overwhelming majority (97%) of people living with a solar home system in West Africa report quality of life improvements as they feel safer, healthier and children have more time to study.
Ce rapport explore comment les kits solaires permettent aux foyers en Afrique de l’Ouest de développer leur activité économique, d’augmenter leurs revenus et d’améliorer leur qualité de vie.
This report examines renewable District Heating and Cooling potential up to 2030, based on three main technology pathways. The baseline “Reference Case” builds on current national energy plans in nine countries (China, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Japan, the United States, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates). The “REmap” case includes rapid scale-up within planned DHC capacity. The third pathway, “Structural Shift”, assumes expanded DHC capacity, with new networks fed entirely by renewables.
Swiss-headquartered firm Meeco has signed a cooperation agreement with Malagasy company Groupe Filatex to build solar projects in Madagascar, starting with two large-scale projects of 7MW and 8MW capacity and one hybrid solar-diesel project comprising of two 500kW parts.
Uruguay has decided to power its Antarctic base with solar power. Marcelo Mula, executive director at the installer Tecnogroup, explains the challenges as the company prepares to upscale the test array to 100kW in 2019
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 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.
Cette étude permet d'évaluer le gisement photovoltaïque potentiel des sites délaissées et artificialisées en France métropolitaine et en Corse, par la mise en place d'une méthode spécifique basées sur les inventaires de données nationaux.
This paper considers the design and performance of auction mechanisms used to deploy renewable energy in three emerging economies: Brazil, China, and India. The analysis focuses on the countries’ experience in various dimensions, including price reductions, bidding dynamics, coordination with transmission planning, risk allocation strategies, and the issue of domestic content.
The Zambia Stand-Alone Solar Businesses Guide describes the country and market context, the investment opportunities while reviewing the regulatory and operational steps required for developers and investors to enter the Zambian market. The Guide includes case studies and model business cases to help readers grasp the investment attractiveness in each market segment.
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 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 report claims as a call to action to finally untap the potential for photovoltaics (PV) on the continent, covering ten key markets on the African continent by giving an overview of countries and their market potential for PV as well as trends, opportunities and business models paving the way for the energy transition in Africa. Also, an investigation of key supporting policies and framework conditions for PV including self-consumption is implemented.
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.
This installation provides financing for new wine storage facility and leaves owner with spare energy to focus more on perfect winemaking.
This presentation explains the traditional and innovative PPA structures and provides examples of solar PV deployment of UK, Germany and France.
This report presents the projects that were selected for funding in the framework of the CfP «Innovative solutions for off-grid access to energy». These project aim to develop technological, organizational and business models innovations that are likely to ensure a decrease of the solutions' costs and a stronger involvement and appropriation by the concerned populations.
Ce document présente les projets sélectionnés à l'issue de l'appel à projets « Solutions innovantes pour l'accès à l'énergie hors réseaux ». ces derniers illustrent les innovations technologiques, organisationnelles ou relatives aux modèles d'affaires qui sont susceptibles d'assurer une baisse des coûts des solutions et une plus forte appropriation par les populations concernées.
This presentation provides information about solar PV resources in Central and West Asia and floating solar energy, including design specifications, benefits, applications and indicative costs.
This video provides an introduction of the solar heating and cooling systems performance, a few examples of new generation solar thermal and PV driven heating and cooling systems and modelling results on new generation solar cooling systems.
This webinar provides a global view on solar heat for industrial processes, from planning to realization. Also,presents the available technologies, design procedures, the upcoming innovations and the investment opportunities in solar heat for industry.
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.
This webinar shows the current situation and trends of solar desalination technologies, presenting different combinations, state of the art, experiences and successful cases. Concentration solar power cogeneration for desalinated water and solar thermal membrane distillation will deal with detail.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting renewable energy in Egypt and Jordan. Under the EBRD’s US$ 500 million framework for renewable energy in Egypt, the EBRD is financing 16 new solar power plants, making it the single largest investor in renewable energy in the country with 750 MW of solar capacity and are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 900,000 tonnes a year.
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.