Global solar capacity may reach 1,448 GW in 2024

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SolarPower Europe has predicted the volume of new PV capacity added this year will be 4% less than last year’s figure because of the Covid-19 crisis. At the end of 2019, the world had topped 630 GW of solar. For 2020, around 112 GW of new PV capacity is expected, and in 2021, newly installed […]

Global PV capacity additions hit 115 GW in 2019, says IEA

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In terms of new solar installations, China was the world’s largest PV market for the third year in a row with 30.1 GW of fresh capacity in the 12 months to the end of December, followed by the United States with 13.3 GW and Japan with 7.7 GW. Last year, PV developers throughout the world […]

New business opportunities for the PV industry

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CIRCUSOL talked with Ismaël Ben-Al-Al, CEO of our partner FUTECH, about the benefits of integrating second-life products into the PV market. As a member of the Circusol Consortium, FUTECH is involved in the realization of two circular demonstrator projects at cohousing Waasland and at the Cloverleaf demonstrator site. “Based on the tests that we have carried out as part of the […]

IRENA publishes recommendations for worldwide growth in solar energy

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IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) recently published a paper about the global future of solar energy. The document focuses primarily on the necessary growth of the PV industry to achieve the climate objectives. The main conclusions of the IRENA report are summarized below: Accelerated solar PV deployment coupled with deep electrification could deliver 21% of […]

New: solar modules for indoors

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Researchers from Sweden and China have succeeded in developing solar cells that convert the light in the house into electricity. Because it concerns indirect sunlight, they provide little power, but just enough to supply smaller devices with energy. The development is especially interesting for sensors. They can, for example, measure the air quality or the […]