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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Where is the European PV market going?

While the PV market continued to grow globally to at least 40 GW last year, the first numbers show that the European PV market continued to decrease. With around 7 GW installed in 2014, the fall continues after the 2011 peak. This will come as no surprise for those who follow the evolution of support schemes in Europe and their

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Welcome to the “PV Market Alliance”

The Becquerel Institute is proud to announce its participation to the new “PV Market Alliance“. The recent globalization of the PV Market has replaced the OECD dominated PV market we used to know until 2012. PV is now developing fast in Asia, America and in some key regions of Africa and the Middle East, making PV market analysis a global

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40 GW in 2014 – The sky is not always the limit

Understanding and forecasting the PV market size is essential to the development of the industry. In recent years, the boom was so fast that capacity expansions led rapidly to the well-known price war and the rapid consolidation process of the industry. The most interesting part was probably the exponential market growth from 2010 to 2011 that let many believe the

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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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“175 Years and 1%”

  When Edmond Becquerel discovered the effect that bears his name, electricity was still a curiosity. He couldn’t imagine, 175 years ago, that the Becquerel effect -better known as the Photovoltaic Effect (or PV)- was about to change the way how the world is powered. But History can take tortuous ways: one generation later, the son of Edmond Becquerel, Henri, received the Nobel Prize in

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