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.

The future of solar PPAs in Turkey
Both the existing standing, as well as the future of, solar PPAs in the Turkish market as a vital device for raising PV capacity has actually ended up being a commonly gone over subject. This is specifically because of the fact that after mid-2021, the future of YEKDEM (Turkey's neighborhood FIT routine) doubts. The motivations could be less than expected, or perhaps inaccessible for some innovations. This has actually elevated the question of alternative financing devices relative to brand-new investments.
Sep 23, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Opinions, PPA, Asia, Turkey
Floating solar PV gains global momentum
This post checks out the present state of floating solar PV (FPV), briefly highlighting numerous leading markets, and also reviewing advantages and also benefits in detail along with common applications and also service version considerations. The expectation for FPV is positive and also is set to damage without its particular niche understanding. It might well become the third column of the solar PV market in future.
Sep 22, 2020 // Opinions, Floating PV, India, South Korea, China, Thailand, floating PV, Asia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Frank Haugwitz
System drivers are obtaining extra flexible
Distribution system operators have their job suitable them, as they are entrusted with the ever-increasing difficulty of managing their networks at times of raising EV penetration, the electrification of heat, and distributed behind-the-meter generation and storage. As transmission system driver markets have actually opened to demand-side versatility across Europe and also past, we currently see a trend of DSOs at the really beginning of a similar change, creates Philippa Hardy, principal expert at Delta-EE. DSOs are currently starting to contact behind-the-meter possessions to support regional network management and also balancing. This gives price savings for DSOs, while using opportunities for DSF providers and possession proprietors.
Sep 22, 2020 // Opinions, Europe, PHILIPPA HARDY
Larger and better: Technology
The SNEC 2020 PV Power Expo opened on Aug. 8 in Shanghai. Unlike previous versions, the world's largest solar profession fair was primarily participated in by Chinese individuals this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While the profession fair made use of to provide insights right into international market fads, quantities were reduced this year as a result of a buyer/seller standoff amid climbing rates triggered by the recent mishaps at polysilicon plants in Xinjiang. Likewise, there was little adjustment in technologies. PV InfoLink's Corrine Lin offers insights right into cells and modules at SNEC 2020.
Sep 15, 2020 // Opinions, China, Asia, LONGi, Jinko, Corrine Lin
Texas will outshine California in 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic remains to cast a cloud on sectors worldwide, but the U.S. utility-scale solar segment is still growing, writes IHS Markit solar analyst Maria J. Chea. Around 3 GW of solar PV is set to be installed this year in Texas alone, however opportunities additionally are plentiful across several other southerly U.S. states.
Sep 10, 2020 // Opinions, USA, IHS Markit, North America, Maria J. Chea
Debt consolidation proceeds for polysilicon makers
While mono-grade polysilicon prices did not lower much in the very first quarter owing to steady need, multi-grade was up to record lows as its market share reduced. During the 2nd quarter, composes PV InfoLink elderly analyst Cooper Chen, the marketplace saw extreme supply. Monocrystalline makers have been performing at full tilt and also bringing brand-new capabilities online as set up, while the pandemic crazes on overseas.
Aug 20, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Opinions, China, Asia, Daqo New Energy, TBEA, Cooper Chen
Bifacial modules: The difficulties as well as advantages
Bifacial modules are among the older advancements in photovoltaic panel technology, going back to the 1960s. It is also among the current developments to take hold. According to many professionals, nevertheless, it is now on the right track as the current trend to sweep the solar industry as well as will quickly become the criterion.
Aug 19, 2020 // Opinions, PV module, bifacial modules, Nick Lusson
Energy storage and also network support
As renewables infiltration rises, transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure will call for significant reinforcement. Battery storage is becoming a crucial option to conventional ways of enhancing network framework, because it is rapid to release, can offer numerous services, as well as frequently comes at a lower resources expense. IHS Markit analyst Oliver Forsyth delves into the added worth streams that reinforce the situation for grid-connected batteries.
Aug 18, 2020 // Storage, Opinions, IHS Markit, Oliver Forsyth
All details of Ukraine's brand-new feed-in tariffs for PV
On July 21, 2020, the Law on Feed-in Tariff Restructuring was passed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Aug 6, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Tariffs, Opinions, Ukraine, Europe, feed-in tariffs, TETIANA MYLENKA
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