Photovoltaic

End-of-life management: Solar Photovoltaic Panels (External Content)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment has grown at unprecedented rates since the early 2000s. As the global PV market increases, so will the volume of decommissioned PV panels, and large amounts of annual waste are anticipated by the early 2030s. Growing PV ...
Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets (External Content)

Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets (External Content)

Africa has abundant renewable energy resources. Traditionally reliant on hydropower, the continent is turning to solar photovoltaics (PV) to bolster energy security and support rapid economic growth in a sustainable manner. With recent substantial cost re ...
Renewable energy in district heating and cooling:  A sector roadmap for REmap (External Content)

Renewable energy in district heating and cooling: A sector roadmap for REmap (External Content)

District heating and cooling (DHC) combined with renewable energy sources can help meet rising urban energy needs, improve efficiency, reduce emissions and improve local air quality. Although currently dominated by fossil fuels such as coal and gas, DHC s ...
Solar Pumping for Irrigation: Improving livelihoods and sustainability (External Content)

Solar Pumping for Irrigation: Improving livelihoods and sustainability (External Content)

Irrigation improves yields, reduces vulnerability to changing rainfall patterns, and enables multiple cropping practices. This can stimulate socio-economic development in the agriculture sector helping the fight against poverty. Solar-based solutions can ...
Letting in the Light: How solar photovoltaics will revolutionise the electricity system (External Content)

Letting in the Light: How solar photovoltaics will revolutionise the electricity system (External Content)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation is poised to revolutionise the electrical system in countries around the world. From around 2% in 2016, the share of global electricity generated from solar PV to grow to as much as 13% by 2030, according to this r ...
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Next Generation Wind and Solar Power (External Content)

Wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) are currently the fastest-growing sources of electricity globally. A "next generation" phase of deployment is emerging, in which wind and solar PV are technologically mature and economically affordable. The success of var ...
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RENEWABLES 2016 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT (External Content)

The year 2015 was an extraordinary one for renewable energy, with the largest global capacity additions seen to date, although challenges remain, particularly beyond the power sector. The year saw several developments that all have a bearing on renewable ...
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Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2016 (External Content)

The annual Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report highlights the development and deployment of key clean energy technologies year on year. An excerpt of the publication Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP), which lays out pathways towards a sustaina ...

Technology Roadmap: Solar Photovoltaic Energy (External Content)

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power is a commercially available and reliable technology with a significant potential for long-term growth in nearly all world regions. This technology roadmap estimates that by 2050, PV could provide 11% of global electricity pro ...

Solar Energy Perspectives (External Content)

In 90 minutes, enough sunlight strikes the earth to provide the entire planet's energy needs for one year. While solar energy is abundant, it represents a tiny fraction of the world’s current energy mix. But this is changing rapidly and is being driven by ...

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