Latest Studies

  • Rubrik: Datum: Title: Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

    More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market.

  • Rubrik: Datum: Title: Solar-diesel and Wind-diesel Microgrids for Off-grid Mines Gain Momentum – New Projects Expected

    Various miners have announced to install PV plants and wind turbines at their mining sides. “This upturn has become apparent during the last few months”, according to Dr. Thomas Hillig, managing director of THEnergy, a Germany based consultancy specializing in microgrids. “We have been observing the market closely for the last 3 years. In the past 12 months, more and more mining companies have become interested in renewables.”

  • Rubrik: Datum: Title: European wind power investments rise to €43bn in 2016

    WindEurope’s Financing and Investment Trends 2016 show Europe raised a total of €43bn last year for the construction of new wind farms, refinancing operations, project acquisitions and public market fundraising - up 22% from €35bn in 2015.

  • Rubrik: Datum: Title: Intersolar & ees Europe: "More than just PV and power storage"

    In its 26th year, Intersolar Europe, which runs from 31 May to 2 June in Munich, will again reflect the reshaping of the energy economy. The days of exhibiting only energy-generation and heating products have been over for a few years now. First, the "Smart Renewable Energy" area was added, and now digitalisation and sector coupling - power, heat, and mobility - are gaining ever more traction.

  • Rubrik: Datum: Title: International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme publishes its new “Snapshot of Global Photovoltaic Markets 2016”

    IEA PVPS published its new Snapshot report on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. This serves as a preliminary assessment prior to the PVPS Trends Report that will be published in Q3 2017. This report provides estimated data about photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the countries reporting to the IEA PVPS Programme and additional key markets. At least 303 GW of PV are now installed worldwide, while in 2016, 75 GW of PV were installed globally.

  • Rubrik: Datum: Title: APS Harnesses Data to Capture the Sun

    As the largest utility in Arizona, Arizona Public Service (APS) is also one of the leading solar utilities in the US with over 170 MW of solar capacity and 40MW slated to come online in the near future. APS' talk addressed both the value of the PI System and their Enterprise Agreement (EA). Katie Hoepfl discussed how Arizona Public Service uses the PI System to manage asset health with only six field technicians. Kurt Pager discussed how their innovative residential solar program is enabled by a collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the University of Arizona.

  • Rubrik: Datum: Title: Global Renewable Energy Employment Trends 2017

    In a recent whitepaper published by ALLEN & YORK, the company looks at the global recruitment and career trends across the renewable and clean energy markets. The company specialising across the built and natural environment analyses salaries, the current growth areas for employment and take stock of employment figures across the world.

  • Rubrik: Datum: Title: Flexible service

    Since the start of the year the level of EEG support is being determined by market tendering. Whoever bids the lowest amount for the economic operation of an EEG turbine gets the support bonus. This increases the cost pressures on the turbine operators and also has an effect on the service and maintenance providers. The full-maintenance contracts offered by the turbine manufacturers are less in demand also for new turbines. Instead, more maintenance packages by independent providers are being purchased.

  • Rubrik: Datum: Title: 2016 a Record Year for Renewables, Latest IRENA Data Reveals

    Global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 gigawatts (GW) in 2016, making the strongest year ever for new capacity additions, according to data released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2017, estimates that by the end of last year the world’s renewable generation capacity reached 2,006 GW, with solar energy showing particularly strong growth.

  • Rubrik: Datum: Title: Solar Cell Efficiency – Approaching a Tipping Point to Widespread Adoption

    Compared to other renewable energy sources, solar has always enjoyed a relatively positive reputation. Solar panels do not present the visual intrusion of a wind turbine, nor the environmental impact of a nuclear power plant. The real obstacle to broader adoption lies in the science behind solar power itself – solar panel efficiency. Businesses, homeowners and developers are not likely to invest heavily in solar energy until solar panel efficiency reaches a tipping point – delivering performance that spurs large scale purchasing and lower manufacturing costs. With this goal in mind, several companies are actively seeking solutions on ways to improve solar panel efficiency – accelerating innovation and bringing the concept of ubiquitous solar energy closer to a reality.