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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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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POTENTIAL FOR COST REDUCTION OF PV TECHNOLOGY – IMPACT OF CHEETAH RESEARCH INNOVATIONS

Becquerel Institute together with SolarPower Europe (former EPIA) published during the 31st EU PVSEC in Hamburg the study “POTENTIAL FOR COST REDUCTION OF PV TECHNOLOGY – IMPACT OF CHEETAH RESEARCH INNOVATIONS”. This paper collects the results of the research conducted within the framework of CHEETAH, a collaborative project (CP) and coordination and support action (CSA) funded under the European Commission’s

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EU PVSEC POSTER AWARDS WINNERS 2015

On the occasion of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Hamburg 14 – 18 September, Becquerel Institute, in partnership with Green Giraffe Energy Bankers, was awarded the Poster Award for the paper “Impact of PV Production on Wholesale Electricity Prices” by the scientific committee in the thematic area of “PV – A major electricity source”

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