The rapidly developing global photovoltaic market constantly demands technology which is more efficient and cost-effective in order to compete against conventional energy sources as well as the other renewables. During the last decade, solar PV panels through various innovative approaches have improved substantially in terms of
their efficiency and power output. Click Here to download the report
The PV sector has evolved extremely fast in the last decade and in 2016 crossed the 100 billion EUR turnover threshold. In a context of this fast market development, components are improving constantly, while operators are implementing more efficient processes and PV system prices are dropping dramatically. Whitepaper prepared by SOLARUNITED. Click Here to download the report.
This 3rd edition of APVIA’s quarterly market report focuses on ‘Brazil’, anticipated to witness the strongest growth in terms of additional added PV power generation capacity throughout 2017.
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This 2nd edition of APVIA’s quarterly market report focuses on ‘India’, anticipated to witness the strongest growth in terms of additional added PV power generation capacity throughout 2017.
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This report aims at presenting several points of view on the future development of the PV market and industry. Inline with the new strategy of SOLARUNITED, it aims at providing an overview of current developments in several aspects on the PV industry and especially new and emerging technologies. Of course, much more could have been written on PV development and this report contains only some of the more interesting elements that are being industrialized now or that are heavily discussed within the industry. Download here
The publication of this inaugural Quarterly Report is an important achievement. It underscores both the strength of our collaboration and success in establishing the Global Solar Council as the principal international voice of the solar industry. This report is also an important educational tool and will quickly become essential reading on solar energy policy, markets and technology. We thank you for your support. Download here
Tracking the global progress in PV markets and industry systematically since 1992, the “Trends Report” is one of the flagship publications of the IEA PVPS Programme and an important source of unbiased and objective information. Download here
It has been shown that the PV module price will most likely to be halved again and BoS price will decrease by more than 35% by 2030, leading to an overall PV system CAPEX reduction of about 45%. It must be noted that this development does not require any major technology breakthroughs but is a natural cause from continuing efforts in reducing materials use, improving efficiency and developing manufacturing processes. At the same time, PV system OPEX is expected to decrease by 30%. PV LCOE will decrease by 30-50% from 2014 to 2030, depending on the volume growth and learning rate. Download here
Projected Costs of Generating Electricity – 2015 Edition is the eighth report in the series on the levelised costs of generating electricity. This report presents the results of work performed in 2014 and early 2015 to calculate the cost of generating electricity for both baseload electricity generated from fossil fuel thermal and nuclear power stations, and a range of renewable generation, including variable sources such as wind and solar. It is a forward-looking study, based on the expected cost of commissioning these plants in 2020. Download here
The unique format of the Photovoltaic Status Report combines international up-to-date information of Photovoltaics. These data are collected on a regular basis from public and commercial studies and crosschecked with personal communications. Regular fact-finding missions with company visits, as well as meetings with officials from funding organisations and policy makers, complete the picture. Growth in the solar Photovoltaic sector has been robust. The Compound Annual Growth Rate over the last decade was over 50%, thus making photovoltaics one of the fastest growing industries at present. The PV Status Report provides comprehensive and relevant information on this dynamic sector for the public interested, as well as decision-makers in policy and industry. This publication is a Science and Policy Report by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Download here
The International Energy Agency (IEA), an autonomous agency, was established in November 1974.
Its primary mandate was – and is – two-fold: to promote energy security amongst its member countries through collective response to physical disruptions in oil supply, and provide authoritative research and analysis on ways to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. Download here
Long-term Scenarios for Market Development, System Prices and LCOE of Utility-Scale PV Systems. Download here
The 19th edition of the international survey report on Trends in Photovoltaic (PV) Applications provides an overview of PV power systems applications, markets and production in the reporting countries and elsewhere at the end of 2013 and analyzes trends in the implementation of PV power systems between 1992 and 2013. The survey is carried out as part of the IEA PVPS Programme’s work. Download here
This paper is part of a series on the costs and performance of renewable energy technologies produced by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The goal of these papers is to assist government decision-making and ensure that governments have access to up-to-date and reliable information on the costs and performance of renewable energy technologies. Download here