As the proliferation of grid-scale renewables accelerates, capacity on national grids is diminishing just as quickly, leading to harder to find and ever-costlier connection agreements. Liam Stoker assesses some of the alternative options grid operators are exploring to extortionate grid upgrades.
We take a sneak peek at some of the new and exciting findings expected to be revealed in the ‘2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard’ that is undertaken each year by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL). As with last year’s edition, this Scorecard is published in partnership with DNV GL.
In this second part, we will talk about some of the companies preparing for business in the solar market in post-feed in tariff (FiT) Japan and the close links with energy storage that this market is strongly expected to rely on.
The solar boom being fostered by UAE, Saudi Arabia and others is fuelling appetite for imported PV components. Top Chinese makers walk PV Tech's Carrie Xiao through their steps to succeed in a region of megaprojects.
Some intriguing, colourful and exciting images of new tech, new solutions and one or two 'only in Japan' ideas from Day One of World Smart Energy Week, incorporating PV Expo, International Smart Grid Expo, Battery Japan Expo and more.
A personal perspective on why a solar company could take on its rivals and thrive in a year full of disruptions to the industry but report record results and revenue growth that is unlikely to be topped by any other PV manufacturer in 2018.