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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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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RENEWABLE ENERGY WORLD & EXPO EUROPE BEST PAPER AWARDS 2015

In the context of the annual POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe conference and exhibition, the paper “PV Development as Prosumers: The role and Challenges Associated to Producing and Self-consuming PV Electricity” published by Becquerel Institute, and other partners, was awarded “Best Paper Awards 2015 – Europe’s Transitioning Power Sector”. Download the paper here. On our website you can find

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BIPV – From Vision to Reality

By Adel El Gammal, Becquerel Institute With the unprecedented decrease of PV technology costs, PV competitiveness has evolved much faster than projected, driving the PV kWh today down in many cases to highly competitive values. As a consequence, many advanced applications of PV usually sought as still being prospective need to be reassessed in the light of the actual market

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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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