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).
The current pace of electromobilization in Ukraine is impressive. The number of charging stations is also growing. True, almost all of them are powered by a common electrical network. This increases the "carbon footprint" of electric vehicles - in fact they consume electricity from conventional stations on non-renewable sources. How will electromobiles affect the energy efficiency of the energy sector?
Forecasts of future solar energy system output allows grid operators and utilities to proactively manage variable output, and thus integrating solar resources into the existing grid at lower costs to society. The output of solar power plant is highly depends on climate. Energy generation forecast simply means to predict the output of solar power plant on basis of solar irradiance. Solar irradiance is a measure of how much solar power you are getting at your location. This irradiance varies throughout the year depending on the seasons. It also varies throughout the day, depending on the position of the sun in the sky, cloud positions and the weather.
Fines for imbalances on making of electric power by solar power-stations come into effect in Ukraine from 2020. In that behalf problem of generation forecasting and question of fines minimization for inaccuracy of such prognostications become actual again. Forecasting becomes a decision instrument for cost-justifiable integration of resources of variable renewable energy (VRE), such as wind and solar energy, into local, regional and national grids. How in the global scale they forecast generation from solar and wind stations, that is strongly related to changes of weather, that becomes more unforeseeable lately?
Development of electric power storage systems fully changes models of co-operation between small private solar electro-generating stations and energy market all over the world. The idea of overall energy supply from an environment up to complete self-sufficiency continues to agitate minds of futurologists for creation of the future harmonious society model. However lately these ideas are implemented right in front of our eyes due to development of solar PV generation technologies and storm-like penetration of RES in energy segment all over the world.
Short analysis of world tendencies of investments in renewable energy sources (RES) 2004-2016 and 2016 to 2015 comparison on the basis of statistics, presented in 2017 by UN Environment, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, IRENA, Financial Times.
Tier 1 module manufacturers are those which have provided own-brand, own-manufacture products to six different projects, which have been financed non-recourse by six different (non-development) banks, in the past two years. These 1.5MW+ deals must be tracked by our database, ie the project location (sufficiently to identify the project uniquely), capacity, developer, bank and module maker must be in the public domain. One exception is manufacturers which have filed for bankruptcy or a form of insolvency protection, or experienced a major default on bond payments; these are removed from the tier 1 list until further notice.