Thursday, 25 January 2024 by We Recycle Solar
Solar panel decommissioning is at an inflection point. Shifts in commodity prices and secondary markets, coupled with rising costs and inflation are calling traditional assumptions about decommissioning into question. Between a massive oversupply of new panels, falling prices, and rising costs, solar decommissioning has become more expensive than many utilities and other solar owners initially
Friday, 01 September 2023 by Kamran Ali Khan Niazi Marta Victoria
Discover optimal PV setup for agrivoltaics in Europe through a comprehensive comparative analysis of sustainable energy and agriculture integration. Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have analysed three PV setups for the optimal setup for agrivoltaics: Optimal Tilted PV System, Horizontal Single-Axis Tracking PV System and Vertical Bifacial PV System. Introduction: A Sustainable Integration of
Thursday, 22 June 2023 by Ben Cook
With lithium-ion batteries raising ESG-related concerns, investors are increasingly seeing value in long-duration energy storage. Original article on energy storage alternatives by Ben Cook published on Tamarindo It’s the question being asked by the biggest movers and shakers in the energy storage industry – which type of storage will challenge the dominance of lithium-ion batteries?
Tuesday, 16 May 2023 by Wayne Hicks
An “unprecedented ramp-up of production capacity” (photovoltaic – PV) over the next two decades is needed to provide enough solar power to completely decarbonize the global electrical system, but that goal can be achieved, according to an analysis led by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The target is 63.4 terawatts of installed
Wednesday, 12 October 2022 by Christian Tullberg, René Frisdahl Jensen Andreas Schønbeck
A Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) is often characterised as a key driver for the green transition. But what is a PPA, and how does it work as a contract document within the green transition? A PPA is a power supply agreement between an investor/developer and a buyer on the purchase of a specific power production.
The rush in wholesale prices of gas and electricity also drives up the average prices of long-term contracts (PPA) for renewable energy. Long-term power purchase agreements provide the assurance that the project will bring the expected return on investment upon completion, reducing the uncertainty of cash flow derived from the sale of energy on the
Friday, 29 July 2022 by Tommaso Tomaiuolo
The following article explains the introduction of new frameworks in regard to renewable energy installations in Italy according to the official decree. On July 14, the Senate renewed its confidence in the Government by definitively approving, in the text dismissed by the Chamber, the bill for the conversion, with modifications, of the Decree-Law no. 50 of
The global solar PV supply chain has seen a big shift in geographical hubs in the last 10 years with Europe, the USA, and Japan being overtaken by Chinese production. In 12 years, the PV cells global manufacturing capacity jumped from almost 25 GW (2010) to more than 220 GW (2022), with China currently weighing up
Germany’s landmark Renewable Energy Act (EEG) – credited with making solar and wind power two of the most important electricity sources in the country – is undergoing another reform. Renewables shall grow faster, become cheaper and more accepted by neighbouring citizens so that climate and clean energy targets can be reached by Germany. This factsheet
Introduction It is now a well-established trend. After the switch to larger wafer sizes played out in 2019, this year has seen virtually all of the biggest PV manufacturers introduce new modules in dimensions above the 2-meter mark, and with power ratings in excess of 500 W – in some cases, as high as 800