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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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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