2019 in solar: 5 predictions for the new year

02. January 2019Solar energy is rapidly taking its place as a key renewable in the energy system of the future. That trend will only continue in 2019. Our expert offers his predictions on important events that may either slow or accelerate the...

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Why joint ventures may be the future of renewable energy projects

19. December 2018The investment company Obton is increasingly targeting joint venture projects with local developers in different countries. Three new solar projects are currently underway in Australia following the collaboration between Obton ...

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How a trade war is boosting solar energy in Europe

17. December 2018While China and the USA exchange blows in a tit for tat trade war, the real winners of the conflict may be found beyond these countries. European solar PV developers and European consumers both stand to benefit from the trade w...

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How earthquakes are changing the Dutch energy system

17. December 2018For more than 50 years, the Netherlands has been blessed by its enormous natural gas reserves. But recent events have shown the Dutch that cheap and abundant energy can also come at a price. Trade attaché at the Embassy of Denm...


What EU’s new renewable target will mean for solar energy

17. December 2018The EU has adopted a new 32% target for renewable energy by 2030. This new ambitious target is likely to boost solar deployment even further in European member states, predicts our expert.

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Renewables: How the Dutch can meet its impossible targets

17. December 2018The Netherlands is undertaking the enormous task of transforming its energy system. Historically, the Dutch have relied heavily on their gas reserves, but with natural deposits dwindling, the country is looking to renewable ene...

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Beyond subsidies - the future of the European solar PV market

17. December 2018Though moving at wildly different speeds, the European markets for solar PVs are gradually shifting away from subsidies to market-based pricing, as the cost of solar energy has been dramatically reduced in the past years. Here,...


Why you should care about cleaning your solar PV array

17. December 2018Keeping a solar photovoltaic (PV) array clean of dust, dirt and debris is not as easy as it may sound. Deciding when and how often to clean them is something of an art form. Our expert in the field shares his secrets.

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Common (and costly) sources of PV yield loss – and how to avoid them

17. December 2018Even relatively minor inefficiencies in a PV plant can result in substantial yield loss. We offer a few tips on how to keep your facility running smoothly.

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How to develop successful solar PV projects – a brief check list

17. December 2018There are numerous hurdles and pitfalls for a solar photovoltaic project to make it from the idea stage to a fully operational facility. By doing your homework, you minimize the risk of unpleasant – and costly – surprises, advi...