The Monetary Benefit of PV on Electricity Market – An argument for Feed-in Tariffs in 2015

Listening to some incumbent players in the electricity sector, PV should be responsible of all financial problems of the electricity markets. The effects of variable renewable energy generation on electricity markets’ prices have indeed been used mostly by opponents to PV in recent years. But what is the real impact of PV on the electricity prices? Analyzing the evolution of

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An Assessment of PV Installed Capacity – Where has PV been really installed?

Years of rising PV installations amazed all observers. But they occurred in a limited number of countries. Due to the lack of data availability in numerous countries, only one quarter of the world countries are considered in the usual PV statistics, while the other three quarters are usually compacted in the so-called “Rest of the World” category. The analysis presented

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Easy Smart Grid – How to accelerate the PV development in mini-grid

By Thomas Walter, Managing Director  and Marie Berger, Finance and Marketing Manager – Easy Smart Grid Several factors contribute to more renewable energy (RE) being integrated worldwide: Independence from fossils. Reduction of logistics challenges and losses/theft of fossil energy. Environment protection. Besides, a new segment with very attractive profitability (unsubsidized) emerges: the diesel substitution market. According to EPIA, this potential could

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JOIN BECQUEREL INSTITUTE AT THE 6th WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC-6), KYOTO, JAPAN

Becquerel Institute will take part at the 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-6) on the 23 – 27 November 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. The conference will cover topic that will vary from new photovoltaic materials, modules and system development to national programs and policies necessary for the development of photovoltaic energy. Becquerel Institute will present during the conference

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Paula Mints, SPV Market Research – A Vision is more than an extension of the status quo

by Paula Mints, SPV Market Research Changing the way we source energy is now a matter of global urgency.  There is no time to argue over whether natural gas is a relatively clean energy source, or about which developing countries should be allowed to continue polluting in order to catch up with industrialized countries.  There is no time to debate

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