PV Evolution Labs publishes 2019 PV Module Reliability Scorecard ranking PV modules and manufacturers

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.

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Pexapark releases country-specific long-term renewable PPA price reports in the European market

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.

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U.S. solar market is growing and expanding to new emerging states, SEPA report finds

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.

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PV researchers envision 10 TW by 2030 and up to 70 TW by 2050

Leading international PV researchers, gathered by the Global Alliance for Solar Energy Research Institutes (GA-SERI) to discuss the challenges for and arising from the deployment of PV and how to meet the global climate goals, have produced an article published on 31 May 2019 in Science entitled “Terawatt-scale photovoltaics: Transform global energy – Improving costs and scale reflect looming opportunities” describing the key points of the future developments. Read more

Costs for renewable energy technologies decreased to a record low in 2018, IRENA report says

Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018 from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows.

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