Solar Assets Articles

  • An Analysis of the European Solar Market

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the analyst group, foresees continued growth in PV installations up to around 1.4 TW of capacity by 2050, with Germany and France representing the two largest markets on the continent. The analyst firm expects annual installations to peak at roughly 70 GW around 2036, followed by a dip and then renewed activity, in excess of ...


    By Reuters Events

  • Lowering uncertainty is fundamental to managing solar investment risk

    The principal input to the rate of return calculation for a solar farm asset is the expected revenue generation from the solar farm. This highlights the importance of high quality solar irradiance data: revenue generation is primarily influenced by the availability of solar irradiance at that location over time. Humans dislike uncertainty Humans aren’t big ...


    By Solcast

  • Solar operators take on price, timing risk to secure offtakers

    Asset managers are building wholesale market expertise and creating time-sensitive labor and cleaning strategies to meet the risk demands of offtakers, leading operators told the PV USA Operations conference. Falling solar costs and growing demand from utility and  ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Capacity-hungry solar owners deploy tech to curb growing pains

    Fast-growing U.S. solar operators are using automated systems, centralized spare parts networks and advanced monitoring solutions to minimize labor and operations costs, company officials told the PV Operations USA conference. Rapid growth in solar installations and intense price competition is presenting new challenges for fleet operators. Utility-scale installations ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Let Solcast take the pain out of PV generation forecasting at your solar farm asset

    Owners and operators of solar farms already have one too many things to think about. Compliance items stack up by the thousands very quickly. Utilities providing their network connections can impose new requirements without warning. Manufacturers of key components can go bankrupt and leave you without an important spare part! Don't let setting up solar forecasting technology at your asset be ...


    By Solcast

  • PV owners urged to use tech advances, retrofits to hike yield

    Solar operators must capitalize on new panel coating and analytics technologies and optimize retrofit and repowering strategies to boost competitiveness, Mate Heisz, lead coordinator of new European solar O&M best practice guidelines, told New Energy Update. As capital costs fall and subsidies end, solar plant owners are seeking to reduce operations and maintenance (O&M) ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Europe solar-storage costs fall below markets as learnings kick in

    Solar plus storage costs are falling below wholesale power prices across Europe and deeper savings in capex and cost of finance lie ahead, authors of a new cross-industry paper told New Energy Update. A new study of PV and battery costs at six European cities indicates solar plus storage costs are falling faster than previously expected. ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Merchant appetite boosts Spanish solar boom but cost risks lurk

    Falling technology costs and attractive daytime power prices are boosting merchant risk appetite in Spain but rapid growth is raising grid connection and local resource risks. Spain's PV sector is thriving as developers race to meet auction deadlines and falling costs spur unsubsidized projects.  Spain will be ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Con Edison to pilot $15M virtual power plant project

    New York utility Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) plans to launch a pilot virtual power plant (VPP) project in June to test out the business case for integrating aggregated fleets of residential solar-plus-storage systems into the grid, Jamie Brennan, director of demonstration projects at Con Edison, told Energy Storage Update. The project will link hundreds of solar and battery storage systems ...


    By Reuters Events

  • Solar Energy – Proving Advantageous for Your Business

    Energy costs constitute a sizeable part of operational costs for any commercial establishment, whether it is a public or a private enterprise. If a firm invests in solar energy, it not only contributes towards decreasing carbon footprint, but also helps create a better world for forthcoming generations. Though, in the initial years, an investment in setting up a solar power plant would seem an ...


    By Vista Solar

  • Better Ways to get Solar Energy into home

    The exciting new thing for people, who want to install solar energy panels but could not afford them, is there is a new loan out now called solar loans. Available in America only, but this trend will catch on to the rest of the world. Owning the system instead of leasing from the business is the way to see money back on your investment.  The loans provide Americans with a simple ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Are inverters PV’s Achilles Heel?

    The organizers of the Utility Scale PV Yield Optimization Conference & Expo, gained exclusive access with Michael Levi, Senior Director Worldwide Marketing from Satcon to talk about the inverter market for utility solar projects, how they are positioning themselves in a competitive market and how reliable are these key components. Q1:  What segment of the solar market are you ...


    By New Energy Update

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