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.
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
Spanish solar inverter manufacturing company, Power Electronics, announced that it has been ranked as the leading company in shipments of solar inverters for utility-scale photovoltaic plants in North America and Latin America, according to the Global solar PV tracker market shares and shipment trends 2019 report published by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables in March.