Category: News

The End-of-Year Update of the European PV Market Report is Out!

The Becquerel Institute has just released the second edition of its European PV Market Report, which is an update of the first edititon released earlier this year. In this update, a first overview of market trends in 2021 in Europe are given, together with projections until 2025. Moreover, this report provides a detailed analysis of…
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True cost of Solar Hydrogen

Green hydrogen will be an essential part of the future 100% sustainable energy and industry system. Up to one-third of the required solar and wind electricity would eventually be used for water electrolysis to produce hydrogen, increasing the cumulative electrolyzer capacity to about 17 TWel by 2050. The key method applied in this research is a…
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Terawatt scale PV by 2050 and Competition for Minerals: Copper & Silver

The role of the deployment of solar PV systems in possibly triggering competition for silver and copper supply, in the frame of a terawatt scale market, is presented in this paper, including the methodology implemented to determine it. Possible strategies to reduce the risk of competition, such as increasing the contribution of secondary production in…
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Large Wafer Conference

One of the exciting technology changes currently ongoing in the PV sector is the increase in wafer size. Such change, pushed by some key manufacturers is poised to have tremendous effects on the cells and modules markets. Design changes, manufacturing challenges, and cost implications might change completely the PV module landscape in the coming years.…
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BIPV Webinar

The BIPV Status Report developed by SUPSI and Becquerel Institute, aims to provide a practical handbook to all stakeholders of the BIPV development process, providing insights on the topic from the different perspectives specific to each actor. History, technologies, products, market, value chain and economic aspects were covered.This webinar was hosted on 28 january 2021…
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