Global Market Outlook 2017-2021: Solar Boom Continues 2016 is another record solar year

SolarPower Europe today launched the ‘Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2017-2021.’ The report confirms that 2016 was another record year for solar, with global annual solar additions growing by 50% with 76.6 GW installed.

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DNV GL releases 2017 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has released its third annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard report, presenting the most complete publicly-available comparison of PV module reliability test results.

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Report Outlines Strategies to Bring the Benefits of Solar to Low-Income Households

Massachusetts-based Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy, has taken an in-depth look at successful and promising policies and programs that can be used to bring the benefits of solar to low-income consumers. “Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to Low-Income Consumers” , a guide authored by Bentham Paulos of PaulosAnalysis, outlines the obstacles that low-income households face in accessing solar power and provides a detailed overview of strategies that policymakers and government agencies can use to encourage low-income solar adoption.

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New report by ETIP PV identifies what makes Photovoltaics electricity truly competitive

When is it financially worthwhile investing in a Photovoltaic (PV) system? A new report, “The True Competitiveness of Solar PV. A European Case Study” published by the European PV Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP PV) compares the levelised cost of PV electricity (PV LCOE) with the cost of sourcing electricity from the grid for the same usage in different European countries and market segments.
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Irish organisations could capture over €200m of rapidly growing global solar PV sector

Solar PV (photovoltaics) is set to become one of the most important and fastest growing energy technologies globally to help us meet climate change goals. Irish organisations could capture over €200 million annually of that market due to our research and industry strengths which can be deployed in the sector. That is according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) which published the “Ireland’s Solar Value Chain Opportunity”  report, marking the start of the SEAI Energy Show 2017.

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