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Snapshot 2019 : 500 GW installed in the World

Preliminary reported market data shows a global annual PV market at a similar level as in 2017. At least 99,9 GW of PV systems have been installed and commissioned in the world last year reaching a total installed capacity of 0,5 TW.

More info and trends in the latest Snapshot 2019 

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Two new technical reports

IEA PVPS Task 14 and Task 15 just published two new technical reports.

You can find the report about Recommended Practises for Wind and Pv Integration Studies from Task 14 here

The report about Coloured BIPV (Market, Research & Development) from Task 15 can be found here.

Calendar of Activities & Events

Task 13 | Workshop: Maximize Performance & Reliability of PV Power Plants
14th May 2019 - Munich, Germany | Intersolar Europe |Program
Task 13 | Best Practice Solutions for Operation & Maintenance of PV Power Plants
14th May 2019 - Munich, Germany | Intersolar Europe | Program
Task 15 | Applications, Advances and Business Models of BIPV
14th May 2019 - Munich, Germany | Program
Task 15 |PV Powered Transportation of the Future
14th May 2019 - Munich, Germany | Program
Task 15 | Experts Meeting
5th - 6th June 2019 - Montréal, Canada
Task 15 | Task Phase 2 Definition Workshop
7th June 2019 - Montréal, Canada
IEA PVPS Workshop about PV & Transport and Grid Cost
18th June 2019 - IEEE PVSC, Chicago, USA | Program
Webinar | The IEA's Efficient World Scenerio
21st June 2019 - @15:00 CET
Task 16 | Workshop: Best practices for quality control procedures and gap fillip methods
25h June 2019 - Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark
Task 16 | SWC: Solar World Congress: Workshop on benchmarking of site adaptation methods
4th - 7th November 2019 - Santiago de Chile, Chile

 

NEW PUBLICATIONS

NEW | Recommended Practises for Wind and PV Integration Studies by Task 14

This Expert Group Report provides recommendations on how to perform studies of wind and solar PV integration. It is based on more than 10 years of work within the IEA Wind TCP Task 25: Design and Operation of Power Systems with Large Amounts of Wind Power and the IEA PVP TCP Task 14: High Penetration of PV Systems in Electricity Grids.

The publication is available here.

NEW | Coloured BIPV : Market, Research & Development by Task 15

This report focuses on the economic, technical and theoretical research and development topics of BIPV products, which are available in different colours and sizes. The given market overview of state-of-the-art coloured BIPV products clearly reveals that for all parts of a BIPV module (glass, polymers, PV-active layers), there are technical solutions available for colouring.

The publication is available here.

NEW | Net metering and PV self-consumption in emerging countries by Task 9

This paper is a comparative study in a number of African (Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Benin, South‐ Africa, Kenya, Ghana) as well as Asian countries (India and Philippines) to review and analyse their respective PV self‐consumption policies.

The publication in English is available here

The publication in French is available here.

BIPV research teams & BIPV R&D facilities An international mapping, second version by Task 15

The scope of the report is to map the research and development teams and test facilities active in BIPV. It focuses on 17 country members of IEA PVPS Task 15 and thus, this report does not provide an exhaustive list of all research teams and facilities around the globe.

The report can be downloaded here.

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Compilation and Analysis of User Needs for BIPV and its Functions byTask 15

This report focuses on the needs for BIPV and the multiple functions that BIPV provides from the perspective of the users. The “users” may be the building owner, the building occupants or the professionals involved in planning and constructing the building, such as the architects, engineers, consultants and contractors. Other remote “users” could also be the building supervisor, the city authorities (or other involved administrations), the investors and banking institutes financing the project, and insurance companies. Some of the needs may be identical for all of these users; others may be specific to a single user.

The report can be downloaded here.

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International R&D Project Collection – Advanced Cooperation between Distribution and Transmission Network Operation by Task 14

This report is a collection of international R&D projects, with a focus on advanced TSO/DSO cooperation procedures. Therefore, 19 international R&D projects from the United States, Europe, and Japan have been identified and their objectives, key findings, and recommendations have been collected and summarized. The project fact sheets were provided directly by project members or through a detailed literature review.

The report can be downloaded here.