Global investment in new renewable energy capacity over this decade — 2010 to 2019 inclusive — is on course to hit USD 2.6 trillion, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology, according to new figures published in Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2019 report.
The Indian state of Karnataka has been ranked first in the Index that evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop solar development. The states of Telangana, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have been ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), the leading independent test lab for the global downstream solar industry, announced the publication of the 5th Edition of its PV Module Reliability Scorecard in partnership with DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent experts and certification body. As the most comprehensive publicly available comparison of PV module reliability test results, the Scorecard ranks PV modules and manufacturers using independent test data.
Renewable Swiss FinTech Pexapark, dedicated to providing advisory and enterprise software for the monitoring and management of renewables in open markets, announced it has released country-specific long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) price reports for renewables in the European market.
U.S. educational non-profit Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) announced the release of its yearly industry report, the 2019 Utility Solar Market Snapshot, based on interconnection data and market insights obtained directly from more than 500 utilities across the country, representing 74% of all customer accounts and 71% of all MWhs sold in 2018. The report shows there were 7.3 GWs interconnected, marking a 20.1% increase in total capacity over 2017.