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100,000 more roofs with solar panels in a year’s time

25 Mar 14 - 14:58 CET
100,000 more roofs with solar panels in a year’s time

AMSTERDAM/ROTTERDAM – As in previous years, the Dutch solar market has grown significantly in 2013. During the past year more than 100,000 solar panels were installed on new roofs, bringing the total number close to 200,000. The total power of solar energy increased by more than 82 percent.

Success of Solar O&M conference highlights the importance and potential of topic

18 Mar 14 - 15:44 CET
Success of Solar O&M conference highlights the importance and potential of topic

18 MARCH 2014 – ROTTERDAM/SAN FRANCISCO - The North American utility scale solar market has witnessed remarkable growth. The past five years have seen an exploding increase in the capacity of large scale solar added to the grid and the number of large solar power plants that are being announced is still on the rise. Utility scale solar power plants now ...

5 Factors Shaping the Solar O&M Market in the U.S. and Europe

17 Mar 14 - 09:46 CET
5 Factors Shaping the Solar O&M Market in the U.S. and Europe

The evolution of the global solar PV industry means operations-and-maintenance (O&M) is light-years ahead in Europe. Part two of our series delves into factors shaping the differences in the U.S. and European solar PV O&M markets.

Defining an Industry: Solar PV Operations & Maintenance versus Asset Management

12 Mar 14 - 14:31 CET
Defining an Industry: Solar PV Operations & Maintenance versus Asset Management

There are more solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. than ever before and more of them are aging out of warranty coverage. The need to manage this portfolio of residential, commercial and utility-scale solar assets is accelerating a relatively new industry sector, solar PV operations and maintenance (O&M).

The post-parity PV world is challenging energy utilities

24 Jan 14 - 11:55 CET
The post-parity PV world is challenging energy utilities

Travis Bradford is the founder and president of the Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development. As solar pioneer and researcher, he is closely tied to Greentech Media (Research) and has been involved in the foundation of the Carbon War Room, the brainchild of Richard Branson. He is a professor at Columbia University in New York, but is also still ...

Old Mutual: South Africa’s Major Solar Energy Investor

21 Jan 14 - 11:03 CET
Old Mutual: South Africa’s Major Solar Energy Investor

Old Mutual, the largest and one of the most well-established financial services providers in Southern Africa, is by far the country’s major investor in solar PV projects. It is investing in at least nine projects established under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) initiated by the government. Old Mutual is ...