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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African PV market could grow by up to 30 GW by 2030, report says

The German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute released the Solarize Africa study at leading solar trade event Intersolar Europe 2019, which took place in Germany from 14 to 17 May 2019, focusing on the analysis of the solar markets in ten African countries.

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Power Electronics leads PV inverter shipments in the Americas in Wood Mackenzie report

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.

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