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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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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