Global Associations Workshop

This year, SolarPower Europe, BSW, and the Global Solar Council are co-hosting the “Global Associations Workshop” with the support of Intersolar, which will take place on Thursday, June 21st from 16:00 to 18:00. The objective of the workshop will be to bring together solar industry associations from across the world and enable an exchange on the latest market and policy information. Click Here to see the concept paper for the workshop. Continue reading

IBC SOLAR has delivered all components for Sweden’s largest PV rooftop installation

IBC SOLAR has delivered all components for Sweden’s largest PV rooftop installationSwedish online pharmacy opts for PV technology from Germany Bad Staffelstein / Germany, April 11, 2018 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, has delivered all components for Sweden’s largest PV rooftop installation. The plant has been designed and mounted by Solkompaniet, Sweden’s leading PV installer. More than 5,500 polycristalline modules of the brand GCL produce energy for a new logistics center of the online pharmacy Apotea. Continue reading

The most comprehensive solar global market report is back for 2018... and you can be in it!

Have your brand or product displayed in SolarPower Europe's annual award-winning Global Market Outlook for Solar Power, the most authoritative market report for the global solar power sector. With comprehensive historical market data, five-year forecasts for the main global markets, as well as an analysis of the role that solar is playing in the European energy system, the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power is an essential tool for the global solar sector and energy stakeholders alike. As an internationally respected report, the Global Market Outlook offers some of the most in-depth and comprehensive analytical information on solar to date. On top of winning Best Provision of Industry Information and Intelligence at the 2018 European Association awards, the 2017 report received incredible international success: Continue reading

Solar and Distributed Energy are Modernizing the U.S. Electric Grid

Built during the last century, the United States electric grid was primarily designed to transport electricity from large central station power plants to end-use customers. But with rapid growth of distributed energy resources (DER) resulting from falling costs and technological advances, customers are increasingly taking charge of their own energy. These resources offer the promise of a more innovative, economic, and cleaner electric grid. DER, such as solar power, will play an important role providing power and grid services where they are needed most. To reach this goal, however, distribution grid planning must evolve to allow more transparency into system needs, enable more robust data exchange between utilities and DER providers, and include DER as a standard component of utility load forecasts. Continue reading

Solar Electricity: Contributing to Grid Stability

Dr. Mahesh Morjaria, Vice President PV Systems at First Solar Governments, utility companies and private enterprises around the world have rapidly been embracing solar energy and for good reason: Solar energy is not only clean and renewable; it has already become the cheapest source of energy in some countries. Continue reading

The Spanish photovoltaic sector foresees investments of up to 5,000 million euros by 2020

Currently, the photovoltaic projects in process in the different Autonomous Communities add up to a total of 24 GW. The development of the photovoltaic sector opens an international market in constant growth and with an estimated value of 100,000 million euros per year. Institutionalized legal insecurity is one of the main barriers that prevent a more stable development of the market in Spain. Continue reading

After Back-to-Back Years of Double-Digit Growth, U.S. Solar Passes 50 GW Milestone

At the end of 2015, there was over 25 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV installed in the United States. Now, after back-to-back years of double-digit gigawatt growth (15 GW in 2016 and 10.6 GW in 2017), the solar industry has more than doubled its total installed capacity to 53.3 GW through the end of 2017. Today’s release of the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2017 Year in Review finds the solar industry doing well, even after obstacles like the trade case to state policy actions. Continue reading

13th Edition of the SolarPower Summit Successfully Held in Brussels

The 13th edition of the SolarPower Summit was by far the most successful one that SolarPower Europe has ever organised. The event covered all major solar topics and went way beyond that tapping into storage, digtalisation, sector-coupling, corporate sourcing, emerging markets and others. The SolarPower Summit brought together over 300 high-level industry players, senior policy-makers and media representatives from over 30 different countries. More than 60 expert speakers shared their insights on the latest industry trends from a policy, technology and market perspective. The social media outreach was enormous having almost a viral effect on Linkedin and Twitter. The hashtag #SolarPowerSummit featured in over 853 tweets, creating over 3.6 million impressions. Continue reading

Solar photovoltaic (PV) surprises at A-4 new energy auction, taking the lead in capacity volume contracted and with a strong price reduction.

According to the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR), the results of the A-4 New Energy Auction (LEN A-4 of 2017) indicate a new level of competitiveness of solar PV in Brazil.   São Paulo, December 18th, 2017 - With a strong reduction of 55.7% compared to the initial offer price of R$ 329.00 / MWh, reaching an average sale price of R$ 145.68 / MWh (equivalent to US$ 43.88 / MWh), solar PV projects surprised positively in the LEN A-4 of 2017, held today (December 18th) by the Electricity Energy Trading Chamber (CCEE), in São Paulo (SP). According to the CEO of the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR), Dr Rodrigo Sauaia, these results indicate a new level of competitiveness of solar PV in the country, due to the reduction of prices of equipment, recovery of the Brazilian currency and fierce competition among entrepreneurs. Continue reading

Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy reaches first gigawatt in Brazil

According to the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association - ABSOLAR, this historic milestone positions the country among the top 30 markets in the world  São Paulo, January 5th, 2018 - Brazil has just surpassed the historic mark of 1 gigawatt (GW) in operational solar PV projects connected to the national electricity grid, according to data from the Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association (ABSOLAR). The installed capacity is equivalent to a demand of 500,000 residences, generating renewable, clean, sustainable and competitive electricity capable of supplying 2 million Brazilians. Continue reading