The PV Market Alliance foresees a rather stable global PV market in 2017 and 2018 in the 75-80 GW range

PRESS RELEASE The PV Market Alliance (PVMA) foresees a rather stable global PV market in 2017 and 2018 in the 75-80 GW range. Munich/Beijing/Brussels/Madrid/Tokyo 30 May 2017 – The PV Market Alliance announces the incoming release of its third annual Global PV Market Report. After having properly foreseen the 2015 and 2016 PV markets, with respectively 51 and 76 GW

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External contribution – Producing ammonia and fertilizers: new oppportunities from renewables by Cédric Philibert

In a recent article by Cédric Philibert, Senior Energy Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), a new opportunity to cut greenhouse gas emissions thanks to renewables, especially solar PV, is explored. In a nutshell, solar PV as well as wind technologies cost advantage could be leveraged in some locations to produce industrial hydrogen, whose production process energy consumption is currently covered at more

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MARKET BOOMS, OVERCAPACITIES AND 2016 AS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW PV MARKET CYCLE

by Gaëtan Masson, Managing Director The 10 years of market and industry development have been marked by a series of market booms and failures, local markets growing faster than light and going into burst before one could notice, and forecasts being beaten one after the other. Many countries, especially in Europe experienced such rapid development, which was the mark of

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BECQUEREL INSTITUTE RESEARCH PAPERS AT 32nd EUPVSEC

GLOBAL PHOTOVOLTAICS IN 2015 ANALYSIS OF CURRENT SOLAR ENERGY MARKETS AND HIDDEN GROWTH REGIONS By Chris Werner – Chris Werner Energy Consulting, Alexander Gerlach –Hanwha Q Cells GmbH, Christian Breyer – Lappeenranta University of Technology, Gaëtan Masson – Becquerel Institute. In collaboration with Hanwha Q Cells GmbH, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Chris Werner Energy Consulting.       IMPACT OF ENERGY STORAGE IN CONJUCTION WITH

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THE STATE OF THE PV INDUSTRY – COMPLEX TIMES AHEAD. HERE WE GO AGAIN…

By Gaëtan Masson, Director @ Becquerel Institute The word “reasonable” never really applied to the PV sector and 2016 is not going to change this state of facts. The 10 years of market and industry development have been marked by a series of market booms and failures, companies growing faster than light and going into bankruptcy before one could notice,

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HOW REALISTIC IS 0.0299 USD/kWH ?

Jokes are expected on April 1st, not one month later: the announcement from DEWA, the Dubai Energy Authority, that a bid at 0.0299 USD/kWh was received looks so weird that it might be considered as a pure joke. Or a provocation. Recent tenders showed extremely low bids without financial incentives, and especially the Peruvian one at 0.048 USD/kWh. The question

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BECQUEREL INSTITUTE AT 31ST EU PVSEC

POTENTIAL FOR COST REDUCTION OF PV TECHNOLOGY – IMPACT OF CHEETAH RESEARCH INNOVATIONS By Ioannis-Thomas Theologitis – SolarPower Europe (EPIA), Gaëtan Masson – Becquerel Institute     In collaboration with SolarPower Europe     IMPACT OF PV PRODUCTION ON WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY PRICES By Henri Gouzerh – Green Giraffe Energy Bankers, Sinead Orlandi – Becquerel Institute, Nicolas Gourvitch – Green Giraffe Energy Bankers, Gaëtan

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The PV Market Alliance (PVMA) – of which Becquerel Institute is a Founding Member reports 51 GW installations in 2015, exactly matching it last year central scenario forecast, and 10% to 15% lower than most other analysts overoptimistic forecast

After 40 GW of PV installations in 2014, a confirmation of PVMA last January early estimate, 2015 experienced a significant growth with a market reaching at least 51 GW, exactly matching last year PVMA central scenario forecast. Strong growth was observed in all major markets while more emerging market started to contribute to the global growth. China installed in 2015

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