Category Archives: Renewables

Solar Bankability – Mitigating Technical Risks in PV Investment through Quality Infrastructure

Solar bankability: active quality management process where all stakeholders in PV project approval process attempt to identify, manage and control potential risks (technical, legal & economical) through entire project lifecycle

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Operation & Maintenance – Best Practice Guidelines / Version 4.0 – Dec 2019

FOREWORD Welcome to Version 4.0 of SolarPower Europe’s Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Best Practice Guidelines. This new version produced by SolarPower Europe’s O&M and Asset Management Task Force, led by BayWa r.e., has achieved a very high level of maturity … Continue reading

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An overview of solar photovoltaic panels’ end-of-life material recycling – 2020

Abstract End-of-life (EOL) solar panels may become a source of hazardous waste although there are enormous benefits globally from the growth in solar power generation. Global installed PV capacity reached around 400 GW at the end of 2017 and is expected … Continue reading

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Operation & Maintenance Best Practices Guidelines – Version 3.0

FOREWORD Welcome to Version 3.0 of SolarPower europe’s Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices Guidelines. This edition, coordinated by BayWa r.e. Operation Services S.r.l., brings forward the success of the first two editions, led by First Solar and then Alectris, … Continue reading

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Too much of a good thing: Inverter hyper-clipping

In earlier articles we’ve already pointed out that inverter clipping isn’t as significant as most people think, and that in a grid-power-constrained system it may be economically optimal to have a rather large DC-to-AC ratio. But what if there was a situation that … Continue reading

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LAZARD’S LEVELIZED COST OF STORAGE ANALYSIS – 2019

Table of Contents I  INTRODUCTION 1 II  LAZARD’S LEVELIZED COST OF STORAGE ANALYSIS V5.0 2 III  ENERGY STORAGE VALUE SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS 8 IV  SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS 10 APPENDIX A  Supplementary LCOS Analysis Materials 11 B  Supplementary Value Snapshot Materials 1 … Continue reading

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CEEW – Demystifying India’s rooftop solar policies – A state-level analysis Issue Brief | November 2019

Glossary Sanctioned load/contracted load – Sanctioned load is the maximum demand which is to be supplied by the discom to the consumer as indicated in the agreement between them. It is denoted in kW, kVA, or HP. Distribution transformer (DT) capacity – … Continue reading

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