Building the Bridge to a Merchant Solar Future

September 22, 2017

Solar PV is edging beyond the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) platform and into the merchant market as the driver for growth. Historically, PV project development has been driven by utilities issuing PPAs to meet mandated state renewable requirements. However, many states are already hitting or on track to meet their Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) targets. In addition, steep declines in solar capital costs and technology improvements have affected PV power economics and PPA pricing significantly.

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Energy Technology Partnership

The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) is an alliance of twelve independent Scottish Universities, engaged in world class related energy Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D).

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2022 renewable energy industry outlook

whitePaper | July 27, 2022

Activity is heating up in next-generation technologies, and renewable energy industry stakeholders are considering investments in them, which can eventually help to more confidently integrate variable renewables such as wind and solar into the electric grid. For an industry that has largely focused on solar and wind, private investment and pilot projects combined with federal research support could help expedite commercialization of emerging technologies such as green hydrogen, advanced batteries, and other forms of long-duration storage

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A Sustainable Vision For A Productive Future

whitePaper | January 20, 2020

Few industries impact global economic livelihood, societal functioning, and quality of life as significantly as the energy industry. Few industries face as many challenges. A number of daunting factors are again leading many inside and outside the energy industry to embrace renewable energy as a solution—or, perhaps, more accurately—a critical piece of the solution. Renewable energy sources are making inroads in our national energy mix, and that progress is likely to continue. It’s not a matter of whether the renewable energy market will grow, it’s how fast and by how much.

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Renewable Energy Driving the Energy Transition

whitePaper | May 17, 2022

The Paris Agreementnobjectives can be met through a global transformation of the energy system towards clean energy This requires significant scaling-up of renewable energydeployment, enhanced energy efficiency, and electrification of enduse sectors

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Energy Market Outlook: What to Expect in 2020 and Beyond

whitePaper | February 11, 2020

Electricity prices in New England are the highest in the Continental US and are poised to remain elevated for years to come. As state-sponsored clean energy resources represent a growing portion of the region’s resource mix, ISO-NE will face significant challenges accommodating the environmental goals of its member states while maintaining a reliable and competitive market.

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10 Cleantech Trends in 2022

whitePaper | May 24, 2022

Renewables are already the cheapest source of new power generation in most markets across the world. Cost declines due to technology evolutions and rapid policy advancements have triggered new investments, leading to further capacity additions and price drops. In the case of solar PV, investors and governments have come to expect continuously lower capex. In recent years however, as the technologies have matured, the capex of solar and wind has declined at a slower pace and become subject to temporary supply chain hurdles, such as the past year’s escalating shipment costs, rising module prices and escalating steel costs.

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Organic Photovoltaics – Truly Green Energy: “Ultra-Low Carbon Footprint”

whitePaper | March 30, 2020

The global warming effect is unequivocal, and solar energy will play a major role in the most important battle of the 21st century: enabling increased energy consumption while minimizing the impact on our environment. In order to achieve the climate protection targets as soon as possible, the environmental impacts must be quantified and should be effectively integrated into the competitive process. TÜV Rheinland (Germany) has certified the environmental impact of the solar film HeliaSol® to be below 16 kg CO2e/m² through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The result is an ultra-low carbon footprint ranging from 15 up to 3 g CO2e/kWh depending on the solar irradiation of a location.

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