In this section of our site you will find up to date information on the renewable energy market of Ukraine, new technologies and trends, as well as be able to read selected interviews and learn the views of experts in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources (with an emphasis on issues related to solar energy).
Researchers are testing a new storage system installed on the seabed. A first prototype is now in operating - and results are promising.
The global floating solar panels market size was estimated at USD 13.8 million in 2015 and is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to the increasing penetration of the technology in major countries including Japan, UK, China, and Brazil. The rapid depletion of fossil fuel reserves has created a need for the utilization of renewable sources of electricity generation.
We continue our meeting with technology and service providers in energy storage.
The term disruptor is thrown around a lot these days in a world rapidly facing digitisation and the fight to stay relevant is becoming ever more competitive in energy storage. While technological breakthroughs are always exciting, to paraphrase an old saying, there’s a lot that can go wrong between filling a cup with liquid and putting it to your lips. In the race to commercialise technologies and business models for a mass market still in its infancy, the real disruptors in energy storage aren’t just in the lab, they are making a real difference in houses, commercial buildings and on and off the grid.
In November, 2016 comes into force the new European standard EN 50583, which determines the parameters of BIPV - solar power, embedded in the building. And although at the moment the share of BIPV solar energy market is not more than 1%, EN 50583 can change it, leading to the explosive growth in the number of embedded photovoltaic cells, and permanently change the appearance of modern cities.
If analysts’ projections hold true, behind-the-meter energy storage applications in general—and residential applications in particular—are poised for dramatic growth over the next 3 to 4 years. Does this mean that stored energy costs are approaching the retail price of electricity?