Turkish PV defies political ghosts in year of the rooftop

New stats show Turkish solar has swiftly boomed to 6GW despite the national chaos after the 2016 coup attempt. Can the country continue to dodge volatility as it vies to become a 1GW-a-year PV market via a mix of large-scale and net-metering policies? José Rojo investigates

Building in quality: Best practice for solar EPCs

Solar engineering, procurement and construction contractors have a central role in ensuring the long-term performance and profitability of PV power plants. Ben Willis speaks to Adele Ara and Ralph Gottschalg of SolarPower Europe’s O&M and Asset Management Task Force, which is drawing up the industry’s first best practice guidelines for EPC companies

Where next for China’s energy transition?

A late rally boosted China’s domestic solar installations in 2019 to a better-than-expected 30.22GW. But Frank Haugwitz asks whether a renewed interest in locally available coal and an economic slowdown could conspire to slow recent momentum in China’s energy transition, in which solar has played a central role

Utility-scale PV surges onward in the United States

As utility-scale PV projects continue to spread across the United States, Mark Bolinger, Joachim Seel, and Dana Robson of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory cover key technology and market trends in this synopsis of their annual “Utility-Scale Solar” report series

Life after the ITC

On 1 January this year, the solar investment tax credit, responsible for fuelling the rapid growth of the US market, began its decline. Cecilia Keating assesses what impact it will have.