Sky-high electricity prices and an increasing urgency to curb fossil fuel led to a surge in European solar additions last year. Jules Scully charts how the continent’s ongoing energy crisis is affecting EU renewables policy and PPA appetite.
The proliferation of solar requires PV projects to adapt to their grid surroundings, which increasingly entails connecting alongside adjacent technologies, be it energy storage, other renewables or green hydrogen. Amid the growing threat of curtailment, Jules Scully looks at the rise of the ‘solar-plus’ market and the financial models underpinning it.
High power prices in Europe may be obscuring the impacts of price cannibalisation that threatens the future profitability of renewable energy on the continent, with a ‘belt of doom’ observed in Germany and Spain at risk of 30% cannibalisation rates by 2030.
PV Tech Premium examines the impact of Europe's energy crisis on both PPAs and merchant trading, exploring the different factors companies ought to consider when deciding on the balance of their operations
PV Tech Premium sat down with Pexapark's head of quantitative products following the release of the advisory firm's European PPA Market Outlook 2022 report that predicted “fundamental changes” to European PPA markets.
Energy market turmoil in Europe at the end of last year is causing a fundamental change in the power purchase agreement (PPA) market as volatility spikes reach 250% and throw into question the viability of long term PPAs.