IMPACT OF PV PRODUCTION ON WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY PRICES

On the occasion of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition 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” The paper

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ELIOSYS: YOUR PV TESTING PARTNER

By Serge Peeters – Eliosys ELIOSYS is the unique Solar Laboratory in Belgium proposing extended services to the photovoltaic segment. Since its creation in 2009, ELIOSYS has been active in the renewable energy market place by testing successively PV modules, solar thermal convertors and finally heat pumps. In 2010, ELIOSYS confirmed its role in the PV sector by becoming the

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WHAT QUALITY BRINGS

By Bryan Ekus, CEO – SolarUnited Several months ago, I received  communication in the mail regarding defective materials in my automobile’s dashboard.  I have noticed that it was indeed deteriorating over the last couple of years, but never thought that Toyota would be concerned with a problem in a car that is older than 10-years old.  From this I wondered if this

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DYSCRETE: POWER FROM CONCRETE

While BIPV has been traditionally limited to providing a PV functionality on discrete elements of the building (windows, claddings, tiles, …) researchers have been more and more progressing on depositing Thin Film PV material on flat building material substrates other than glass, such as metal. The present article relates to a highly innovative solution developed by researchers from the university of

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TESLA’S POWERWALL: MARKETING HYPE OR GAME CHANGER?

Tesla’s Powerwall was officially launched on 30 April 2015. Tesla’s website states: “Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. Automated, compact and simple to install, Powerwall offers independence from

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INTERVIEW WITH LAURENT QUITTRE, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF ISSOL

On an evening of April, Adel El Gammal had the privilege and pleasure to interview Laurent Quittre, President and Founder of ISSOL, a highly innovative Belgian company, renown for its emblematic BIPV realisations across Europe. Adel: Good evening Laurent, thank you for sharing with us today your analysis and views on the BIPV market. Laurent:  Good evening Adel, it is my pleasure

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BUILDING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAICS THE TRUE VALUE OF A LONG AWAITED PROMISE

Photovoltaic has over the last years taken most analysts by surprise and has surpassed, by orders of magnitude, estimations made just few years ago in terms of cost reduction, competitiveness and market penetration. This incredible evolution was made possible by triggering market development though regulatory support, which in turn has unleashed the huge cost reduction potential of the technology under the

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Solar Cells Integrated in Buildings: Will window- and brick manufacturers also start producing solar cells?

By Jef Poortmans, Science Director PV, IMEC Today, solar cells and panels are made by PV manufacturers in dedicated production facilities. Think of Bosch, BP Solar or Kyocera. From there, the finished panels are shipped to the distributors, and eventually they are tacked to our rooftops. But constructing buildings with seamlessly integrated solar cells in all kinds of building elements,

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