Top 70 PV Portfolios in Europe (2016)

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Top 70 PV Portfolios in Europe (2016)

For the third year in a row Solarplaza is glad to share with you the latest edition of our ‘’Top 70 PV portfolios in Europe’’ overview. In recent years, falling government support, increasing competition and harsh financial outlooks have continuously been spurring market consolidation, with fewer owners holding portfolios of increasing sizes.

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PID puts pressure on efficiency of solar parks

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PID puts pressure on efficiency of solar parks

As solar power is increasingly popular and operators of solar parks in particular seek maximum returns, the concerns about PID are growing. PID (Potential Induced Degradation) is a fact of life in all photovoltaic solar systems. It leads to reduced efficiency of systems, in addition to the performance reduction through regular degradation processes, such as aging or impact from weather conditions and the like.

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Unlocking PV solar with big data and digitization

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Unlocking PV solar with big data and digitization

 “Access to fast, precise and reliable data will become essential for PV plant operators in the short-term. Highly digitized and customized O&M solutions will be the key to run a profitable solar power plant.” Christoph Neufink, Head of Service at skytron® energy

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Variations of Solar Plants’ Data and Performance Still Too High for PV to be Seen as an ‘Asset Class’

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Variations of Solar Plants’ Data and Performance Still Too High for PV to be Seen as an ‘Asset Class’

The secondary market for solar PV assets has grown rapidly, without any indication of slowing down. According to Mr. David Fernandez, VP Asset and Risk Management with Terraform Power, there are plenty of assets available within the market. “I believe that the Yieldco scheme is changing the dynamic of the market, and will remain strong for quite some time. In my experience, the market is smart enough to figure out new and innovative ways of developing that are the most cost efficient, so I do not expect there to be a stoppage in the development of assets anytime soon, even after the ITC steps down to 10% at the end of 2016.” 

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