Opinions

Major solar energy suppliers, specialists, analysts, scientists and researchers share their opinions and forecasts regarding the solar industry state and prospects. What challenges does sustainable energy face? What are the benefits of using clean energy sources? How to maximize the profit? Become familiar with expert opinions and predictions.

Solar's service warranty threat
The service warranty threat of solar must be dealt with early in the growth stage of PV projects, as it is not possible to buy warranty insurance policy later on throughout the operational phase.
Jul 30, 2020 // Opinions, RONALD SASTRAWAN, MUNICH RE
Terawatt scale by 2022
The solar field is no stranger to breaking records. Probably the most remarkable figure to emerge from SolarPower Europe's new 'Global Market Outlook' is that the global solar sector will reach terawatt scale by 2022-- just four years after the 500 GW milestone was reached. Michael Schmela from SolarPower Europe sets out the reasoning behind this and also various other key searchings for in the record.
Jul 23, 2020 // Opinions, WORLD, covid-19, Terawatt, Michael Schmela
As nations reopen, market recovery starts
As the Covid-19 pandemic slowly alleviates, countries all over the world have slowly begun to loosen up lockdown steps. Some nations have also released differing kinds of financial stimulation to sustain the solar industry. As opposed to others, the Chinese market is secure, as the country has had some success in controlling the infection.
Jul 21, 2020 // Opinions, China, Asia, covid-19, MARS CHANG
Universal energy access simply obtained harder
This year marks an uniquely critical juncture when driving to universal accessibility to inexpensive, trusted, lasting, and also modern power. The large disturbance triggered by Covid-19 makes complex the outlook to 2030, which is the time frame for reaching UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, composes Rohit Khanna, supervisor of the World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program.
Jul 16, 2020 // Opinions, WORLD, covid-19, Rohit Khanna
Emerging markets and also development: Twin pillars of the solar tracker market
International solar tracker deliveries got to brand-new record degrees in 2019, going beyond 31 GW, up 55% year on year. Remarkable need in the United States-- as well as multiple gigawatt markets in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Spain and also Australia-- helped move the market to new heights, composes Cormac Gilligan, associate director at IHS Markit.
Jul 14, 2020 // Opinions, IHS Markit, Cormac Gilligan
Green electrical power tariffs, 1 GW solar tender 'light at the end of the tunnel' for Turkish PV
The brand-new 1 GW Yeka tender in Turkey is more than welcome, claims KRC Consulting's Hakki Karacaoglan and Life Enerji's Ramazan Aslan. Laws to allow "environment-friendly electrical power" tariffs, additionally revealed this month, include additional energy to the nation's solar industry-- permitting Turkish consumers pick renewable resource for their power supply.
Jul 3, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Tariffs, Policy, Opinions, tender, Asia, Turkey, Hakki Karacaoglan
Record deliveries push worldwide solar PV inverter market past $9 billion in 2019
The PV inverter market accomplished record shipments in 2019, writes IHS Markit's Miguel de Jesus, driven by booming deliveries in crucial markets such as the United States, Spain, Latin America, Ukraine as well as Vietnam. Profits increased rapidly, exceeding the $9 billion mark in 2019 for the very first time.
Jun 25, 2020 // Inverters, Opinions, WORLD, Miguel De Jesus
How software solutions can relieve downturn results on area solar
Successful community solar development calls for harmonizing construction, financing, and also customer acquisition and also management. Digital administration systems can give programmers the devices to specifically handle these elements and obtain the most out of their jobs.
Jun 15, 2020 // Software, Opinions, USA, North America, BRIT GIBSON
What you need to know to benefit from the environment-friendly bond change
Eco-friendly bonds have experienced rapid development since their creation in 2007, and also individuals in the solar power sector stand to profit. In 2019, companies released over US$ 250 billion in eco-friendly bonds offerings, standing for 51% development year over year.
Jun 9, 2020 // Opinions, green bond, covid-19, DARRYL SMITH
Asian buoyancy floats solar
Global drifting PV installations are readied to jump by 143% from 2019 to hit greater than 900 MW of annual ability enhancements this year, according to IHS Markit's Floating PV Report-- 2020. Development has been driven in recent years by a surge in the variety of drifting PV systems set up in countries such as China, South Korea, Japan, and also the Netherlands, with overall worldwide installed ability getting to about 1.5 GW at the end of 2019. IHS Markit Study Manager Cormac Gilligan as well as Senior Citizen Expert Chris Beadle take a look at exactly how these countries have taken the lead, with developers building huge quantities of drifting PV, while also installing pilots to much better understand the modern technology as well as test its abilities and also cost-effectiveness.
Jun 4, 2020 // Opinions, China, floating PV, Asia, WORLD
Agricultural PV becomes Japan's following possibility
Self-consumption, the capacity to isolate from the grid as well as supply power in case of blackouts, and also farming solar are crucial parts in the 2020 revisions to Japan's feed-in toll program, reports RTS Corp.'s Izumi Kaizuka.
Jun 2, 2020 // Opinions, Japan, Asia, Izumi Kaizuka
Why Solar Stocks Are Rallying Versus All Probabilities
Viewing the news is among the most hazardous things you can do as an investor. I recognize it's counterproductive. Nevertheless, many financiers wish to be as informed as feasible. But enjoying CNBC or any other monetary media electrical outlet won't give you an "side.".
May 29, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Opinions, Amazon, SolarEdge, Facebook, Enphase, Morgan Stanley, Invesco Solar ETF, Olivier Garret
N-type uptake under Covid-19
As p-type mono cell performances border closer to their restrictions, n-type cells are increasingly being identified as next-generation technologies, creates PV InfoLink expert Amy Fang. Suppliers have concentrated their research and development initiatives in recent times on the production of commercially practical pathways for heterojunction (HJT) and also tunnel-oxidized passivated get in touch with (TOPCon) cells.
May 28, 2020 // Opinions, China, Asia, topcon, WORLD, covid-19, AMY FANG
Solar panel recycling: Turning ticking time bombs into possibilities
Australia has certainly shown its cravings for solar energy. Now, with the average lifespan of a solar panel being around 20 years, lots of installations from the early 2000's are readied to get to end-of-life. Will they wind up in landfill or be reused? The price of recycling is greater than landfill, as well as the worth of recovered materials is smaller sized than the original, so there's minimal interest in recycling. However offered the existence of heavy metals, such as lead as well as tin, if waste is managed improperly, we're on track for one more recycling situation. A prospective time bomb could emerge as a possibility, nonetheless, if the international EV market revealed a passion in the recuperated solar products.
May 27, 2020 // Opinions, Australia, Oceania, WORLD, GREENMAT, Mahdokht Shaibani
Comparisons of PR factors for massive solar PV nuclear power plant restricted
For a financier of massive solar PV power plants, efficiency and integrity are two of the most intriguing concerns. For score objectives, the Performance Ratio (PR) aspect, has actually been produced. Nonetheless, this metric is only ideal for comparisons to a limited extent, argues Edwin Cunow, proprietor of LSPV Consulting.
May 27, 2020 // Opinions, pv power plants, WORLD, Edwin Cunow