SolarPower Europe says in a new report that households in Germany, Spain, and Italy can more than triple their savings by pairing PV with heat pumps. It said this combination helped families to save between 62% and 84% on their annual energy bills in 2022.
Interest in N-type bifacial modules has rapidly increased due to their ability to generate more power than conventional P-type bifacial thanks to their higher bifacial factor, lower degradation, lower temperature coefficient in addition more energy density and power class.
A new report by the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA-PVPS) estimates that lost revenue from PV module soiling amounts to more than €3 billion ($3.2 billion) per year – an amount that is only set to increase as PV systems grow larger and more efficient.
The Japanese authorities will provide a maximum rebate of JPY 303,500 ($2,350)/kW for solar projects ranging in size from 10 kW to 50 kW. Projects above 50 kW will be assigned a rebate of JPY 205,900/kW.
The PV manufacturer says there is a risk of electric shock in some of its solar modules due to defective polyamide backsheets. Products delivered between 2010 and 2012 are affected. According to Schüco, they should be uninstalled and disposed of.
Belgium’s federal government has decided to reduce to 6% the VAT on PV systems and heat pumps deployed on buildings erected over the past ten years. This measure was previously applied only to projects developed on buildings that were more than ten years old.
The EV revolution has begun. The number of electric vehicles hitting the road is on the verge of exponential growth and technology solutions are on hand to make sure the power system is ready to welcome them in their millions. This is the conclusion of EY and Eurelectric’s collaborative report, ‘Power sector accelerating e-mobility’.