Highlights

Publication of the National Survey Reports

National Survey Reports (NSR) are coming in this year again. They represent the best comprehensive summary of PV policies, market development and industry data in key PV countries which are participating to the IEA PVPS program. They represent a source of reliable information for researchers, policymakers, energy experts or anyone interested in PV development. For more than 20 years, they have been highlighting the constant change of policies and expectations from PV. Now, with a PV market above the 75 GW mark a year, the NSRs highlight the evolution towards becoming a mainstream energy source, and the constraints attached. Find all recent and older NSRs here.

Highlight 2

Publication of "Snapshot of Global PV Markets"

The PV market grew in 2016 from around 50 GW to more than 75 GW, a growth unseen for years and mostly driven by China, the USA and India. The 5th edition of the “Snapshot of Global PV Markets” highlights the key features of PV development in IEA PVPS countries and globally, based on sound data sources and expertise from the IEA PVPS network. The key aspects of PV development in 2016 were linked to the unbalanced global growth of the PV markets...

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Calendar Of Activities & Events

Task 15 Expert Meeting & Workshop on BIPV
4-7 September 2017 - Uppsala, Sweden
Task 1 Workshop at EU PVSEC
25 September 2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Task 13 Workshop at EU PVSEC
26 September 2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Task 15 Workshop at EU PVSEC
26 September 2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Task 13 Expert Meeting  
12-13 October 2017 - Cologne, Germany
Task 15 BIPV Conference Session
October 2017 - Bern, Switzerland

Latest publications

NEW - Photovoltaics and Firefighters’ Operations: Best practices in Selected Countries by Task 12

In this report, experts from Task 12 review guidelines related to firefighters' safety in Japan, the United States as well as Germany.

 

The publication is available here.

NEW - National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in FRANCE 2016

National Survey Reports are produced annually by each Task 1 participant. This document is the country National Survey Report for the year 2016. Information from this document will be used as input to the annual Trends in photovoltaic applications report.

 

The publication is available here.

NEW - National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in JAPAN 2016

National Survey Reports are produced annually by each Task 1 participant. This document is the country National Survey Report for the year 2016. Information from this document will be used as input to the annual Trends in photovoltaic applications report.

The publication is available here.

NEW - National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in AUSTRALIA 2016

National Survey Reports are produced annually by each Task 1 participant. This document is the country National Survey Report for the year 2016. Information from this document will be used as input to the annual Trends in photovoltaic applications report.

 

The publication is available here.

Improving Efficiency of PV Systems using Statistical Performance Monitoring by Task 13

This report focusses on new methods for closely monitoring PV systems by using the existing data produced by the system for statistical analysis. This will enable system owners and maintenance personnel to quickly ascertain a fault condition, even before the fault occurs with some methods, thereby increasing PV system availability.

 

The publication is available here.

Technical Assumptions Used in PV Financial Models by Task 13

PV financial models are used by project developers, banks and asset managers to evaluate the profitability of a PV project. The objective of this work is to present an overview of current practices for financial modelling of PV investments and to review them in view of technical and financial risks during the different phases of a PV project.

The report can be downloaded here.