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High Penetration of PV in Local Distribution Grids

19 Nov 14 - 11:13 CET
High Penetration of PV in Local Distribution Grids

The massive deployment of grid-connected PV in recent years has brought PV penetration in the electricity grids to levels where the conventional fit-and-forget approach to interconnecting PV reaches its limits. In many cases, constraints and limitations of existing electricity infrastructure already have evolved to one of the key barriers delaying or ...

Trends in Photovoltaic Applications

14 Oct 14 - 17:36 CEST
Trends in Photovoltaic Applications

IEA PVPS published its 19th “Trends in Photovoltaic Applications” report on October 13th 2014. This unique report provides official and accurate data about the photovoltaic (PV) market, industry, support policies, research activities and the integration of PV into the power sector in the 24 countries reporting to the IEA PVPS Programme, plus a reliable ...

Tracking the Sun VII

14 Oct 14 - 11:52 CEST
Tracking the Sun VII

As the deployment of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has increased, so too has the desire to track the cost and price of these systems. This report helps to fill this need by summarizing trends in the installed price of grid-connected PV systems in the United States from 1998 through 2013, with partial data for the first half of 2014.

Technology Roadmap 2014

08 Oct 14 - 14:45 CEST
Technology Roadmap 2014

Current trends in energy supply and use are unsustainable – economically, environmentally and socially. Without decisive action, energy-related greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions would lead to considerable climate degradation with an average 6°C global warming. We can and must change the path we are now on; sustainable and low-carbon energy technologies will ...

Analytical Monitoring of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems

03 Jun 14 - 12:26 CEST
Analytical Monitoring of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems

This report focuses on the analytical assessment of photovoltaic (PV) plant performance on the overall PV system level. In particular, this report provides detailed guidelines and comprehensive descriptions of methods and models used when analyzing grid-connected PV system performance.

Review of Failures of Photovoltaic Modules

03 Jun 14 - 12:21 CEST
Review of Failures of Photovoltaic Modules

One key factor of reducing the costs of photovoltaic systems is to increase the reliability and the service life time of the PV modules. Today’s statistics show degradation rates of the rated power for crystalline silicon PV modules of 0.8%/year [Jordan11]. To increase the reliability and the service life of PV modules one has to understand the ...