This study assesses the impact of materials on the competitiveness of the EU’s clean energy technology industry, taking into account several factors such as security and concentration of materials supply, price volatility, cost intensity in the technology, etc. These factors, together with the EU’s resilience to potential materials supply disruptions and mitigation possibilities, have been analysed for three technologies, namely wind turbines, solar PV panels and batteries. Wind power was found to be the most vulnerable technology in relation to materials supply, followed by solar PV and batteries.
The project aims at demonstrating and introducing into the market key enabling technologies to improve predictability and flexibility of a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant with molten salt energy storage. These technologies are the design and operation of molten salt once-through steam generator, allowing fully flexible plant operation and an integrated weather forecast and dispatch optimization, allowing fully predictable energy dispatch. CSP will undergo large growth in developing markets, where grid constraints and market liberalization will play a role. Developing these key-enabling technologies will put European industries in the position to compete at the forefront in the market worldwide.
This research project scope aims at the definition of an ECRIA (European Common Research and Innovation Agenda) engaging major European research institutions with activities on Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) into an integrated structure to consolidate existing EU and national resources.
INSHIP aims to develop coordinated R&D activities (TRLs 2-5) with the ambition of progressing SHIP beyond the state-of-the-art through:
- An easier integration of low and medium temperature technologies suiting the operation, durability and reliability requirements of industrial end users
- Expanding the range of SHIP applications to the EI sector through the development of suitable process embedded solar concentrating technologies
- Overcoming the present barrier of applications only in the low and medium temperature ranges
- Increasing the synergies within industrial parks through centralized heat distribution networks and exploiting the potential synergies of these networks with district heating and with the electricity grid.
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 explains the whole developent cycle of REC twinpeak solar panel.
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.
CHEETAH’s aims to solve specific R&D issues in the EERA-PV Joint Program and to overcome fragmentation of European PV R&D in Europe and intensify the collaboration between R&D providers and industry to accelerate the industrialization of innovations. CHEETAH's ambition is to develop technology and foster innovative manufacturing capabilities and photovoltaic products so that Europe can develop its technological and industrial capacity in all parts of the value chain.
InSun aims to demonstrate the reliability and quality of large scale solar thermal systems for different types of industrial process heat applications on medium and higher temperature levels, each system with a maximum heating power of 1 MW.
The project MATS is focused on the innovative CSP technology developed by ENEA as an improvement of its Solar Thermodynamic technology based on molten salts as heat transfer fluid. This technology allows combined heat and power production from solar source integrated with renewable fuels, such as biomass, biogas, industrial residues, etc.
The project aims at developing and demonstrating models and tools for monitoring, control and testing of PV systems, focusing on the system as a whole rather than separate components only. The developed tools will serve to optimize and enhance the performance, reliability and lifetime of commercial PV systems beyond the state of the art.
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.
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.
Solar photovoltaic (solar PV) electricity has recently become the lowest cost source of electricity in most parts of the world. Solar PV supports a socially just and acceptable energy transition and integrated applications, as well as new business opportunities. This report is focusing on one of these new business opportunities. It aims at describing the added value of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) for a successful energy transition in European cities, as well as the related opportunities for EU businesses. It describes the regulatory and market framework needed for sustainable business models for BIPV, that are adapted to city planning constraints and specificities.
This report examines solar lanterns, solar home systems and multi-light systems with charger that constitute the distributed standalone solar products sector and provides a summary of key government initiatives influencing the market.
This report proposes the use of a legitimization function of the Technological Innovation System (TIS), as an analytical framework to develop a roadmap and action plan for deploying cross-border renewable projects in Europe. This approach assesses the role, competences and critical issues of a subset of the key stakeholders. Based on this information, a set of actions are proposed as to achieve the social acceptance towards cross-border renewable projects in Europe. To conclude, a solar project in Extremadura is studied in order to validate this approach.
This report estimates the global potential of floating solar, even under conservative assumptions, to be 400 gigawatts – roughly the total capacity of all solar photovoltaic installations worldwide at the end of 2017.
This webinar highlights the global market development and trends in 2017 for solar heating and cooling, presenting the benefits of the usage of concentrating collectors in providing heat for district heating and industrial applications.
This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center in partnership with the USAID distributed PV Program. The webinar— the first in a two-part series—explores the building blocks of establishing a distributed PV program, which include (1) setting a distributed PV vision, goals, and roles and responsibilities, (2) defining distributed generation and (3) establishing a compensation mechanism. The webinar series is intended to provide policymakers, utilities, and other energy practitioners in the developing world a foundational, concise guide and best practices for establishing a distributed PV program in their countries.
This webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center in partnership with the USAID distributed PV Program. The webinar— the second in a two-part series- explores the finance and business models issues of distributed PV. The purpose of the webinar series was to provide policymakers, utilities, and other energy practitioners in the developing world a foundational, concise guide and best practices for establishing a distributed PV program in their countries.
This report looks at the intersection of solar PV and digitalisation and how new digital technology can be applied to solar. Also, looks at new and improved business models, the digitalisation of the entire PV value chain from manufacturing to operations and maintenance, and the use of smart technology to better integrate the technology into the grid.
Cette étude a pour objectif de proposer une stratégie de soutien au développement de la filière photovoltaïque en France pour la période 2016-2020.
Le présent rapport dresse un état des lieux des coûts des installations photovoltaïques de moyenne et grande puissance (de 100 kWc à 30 MWc) développées dans le cadre des appels d’offres en métropole continentale.
Ce rapport présente les résultats du volet qualitatif du suivi dumarché français des systèmes photovoltaïques dans le résidentiel.
L’objectif de ce guide est de permettre au lecteur de mieux comprendre comment développer, financer, construire et exploiter avec succès des centrales solaires PV marchandes. Il cible les promoteurs de projets entrant sur le marché, et est destiné à être une source de référence pour les entrepreneurs, les investisseurs, les décideurs publics et autres parties prenantes travaillant sur des projets PV sur les marchés émergents.
Cette fiche décrit la technologie solaire photovoltaïque et en identifie les forces et faiblesses pour une intégration dans l’industrie: coûts de production énergétique, maturité et niveau de diffusion, facilité d’intégration sur site, contraintes d’exploitation et de maintenance, empreinte carbone.
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.
Cette étude présente les principaux enjeux environnementaux associés à la filière de l’énergie solaire.
This report consists of three distinct tasks, which examines the role of CSP and other solar plus storage technologies in providing grid services spanning timescales from seconds to decades
This report examines the evolution of solar PV simulators, from single-rooftop assessments at the household level to large-scale, aggregate-level analyses undertaken by municipal authorities and other large entities. The report also highlights the growing range of accessible, free online solar simulators.
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 article aims at the different types of solar panels, indicating the efficiency and the electricity production for each of them. Also, the trends of solar panels prices in the last decade are presented with a forecast scenario until 2022.