EU solar boom: over 100% market growth in 2019

Last December SolarPower Europe released the solar power market figures for 2019, as well as their forecasts for the period 2020-2023. The report reveals that 2019 was one of the best years ever for...

The time has come for solar power

2019 has been a historic year for many reasons and its many milestones include the declaration of the state of “climate emergency” made by the European Parliament in recent weeks, calling on the European...

2018: self-consumption, legal at last

2018 has been an historic year, with a change in trend and political will that has left the sector feeling very optimistic. If 2017 represented a pivotal moment for the PV sector in the...

Vaillant commits to PV energy

Vaillant is committed to PV energy as the perfect complement to an HVAC installation, together with its heat pumps, by launching the auroPOWER PV system. The auroPOWER range offers two types of kits: auroPOWER...

UNEF Annual Report 2018. 2017: The start of a new era for the PV...

2017 figures illustrating the evolution of the PV sector in Spain indicate a turning point and change of course for the sector. Factors that have shaped this trend change include: the award of 3.9...

UNEF Annual Report 2018. 2017: The start of a new era for the PV...

2017 saw the end of Europe’s downwards trend of several years past, adding 9.2 GW, an increase of 30% compared to the 7 GW installed in 2016. Germany remains the leading country by cumulative...

UNEF Annual Report 2018. 2017: The start of a new era for the...

IEA estimates for 2017 indicate more than 100 GW of PV plants worldwide. Growth was over 30% higher than in 2016 and by 2018 and beyond, this sustained and sustainable growth trend is expected...

Innovative design software solutions for PV systems

With the PV*SOL, T*SOL and GeoT*SOL brands for dynamic simulation, design, yield and profitability forecasts for PV, solar thermal and heat pump systems, Valentin Software GmbH has made a name for itself as a...

Tracking architecture and reliability with a focus on Latin America

The use of solar trackers in utility-scale PV projects is growing rapidly around the world. According to the GTM Research report “Global Solar PV Tracker Market Shares and Shipments 2018”, tracker shipments grew by...

Banking on sunshine: the world adds much more solar than fossil fuel capacity in...

The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018 report, published in April by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, finds that falling costs for solar, and to some...