2019: an all-time record year for PV in Spain

2019 saw Spain positioned as the main PV market at European level with the sector ranked sixth in the world, with the installation of 4,201 MW in ground-mounted plant capacity and 459...

Solar, the most attractive power generation source once again in 2019

In 2019, the global solar power sector returned to a two-digit growth path, increasing by 13% to 116.9 GW to set a new annual installation record. This growth helped solar expand its...

Smart batteries give real meaning to domestic PV installations

According to estimates from the latest study from the Observatory for Sustainability, there are some 100,000 solar rooftops in Spain. We are well behind Europe’s leader, Germany, where PV modules have already...

Spain’s first grid-connected floating PV plant

Acciona has started building the first grid-connected floating solar PV plant in Spain, in the region of Extremadura. This initiative is a demonstration project, designed to study the most suitable technical solutions...

Gallium-doped monocrystalline silicon effectively solves the LID problem in a PERC module

Gallium-doped PERC cells have a higher efficiency and better anti-LID and anti-LeTID performance compared with boron-doped cells. LONGi is promoting its Gallium-doped silicon wafers for the entire industry chain, to make a...

Asia is shaping the future of solar energy

More than any other region on the planet, Asia, and China in particular, currently represents the future of solar energy. According to an article from the World Economic Forum, published to mark its Annual...

Optimisation of hybrid systems through energy storage

Hybrid systems integrating PV and diesel generators are a solution for those sites that need cost-efficient energy, and provide significant benefits to the consumption of energy from the local grid. But these systems can...

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...

Off-grid PV self-consumption installation in a public park

Having described several PV self-consumption projects in past issues of FuturENERGY: self-consumption installation with a surplus in industry (issue No. 55, November), in public administration buildings (issue No. 47, February) and in...