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 global energy revolution is now in full swing. "We are in the middle of the global revolution in the field of renewable energy sources (RES). Investments in RES continue to grow, mainly in developing countries, and since 2004 the whole world has invested $2.9 trillions in clean energy sources.
With coming of the spring, energy issues and seasonal fuel price increases are again linked with agriculture - the sowing is reminiscent of itself. However, even at the very beginning of the 1980s, scientists from Germany proposed an idea that has been actively embodied in many countries for 20-25 years (USA, China, France, Japan, Italy, India, Germany ...). This idea is formulated in one word - agrovoltaics (from agriculture and photovoltaics) - the joint use of land for growing agricultural products and PV generation with an emphasis on "joint". Now, with the development of PV technology, agrivoltaics becomes mainstream and opens up new, unprecedented prospects for the development of commodity agricultural production, while simultaneously solving the problems of energy supply for these processes. And not only them.
Renewable energy in the world is accelerating, the price for electricity received at RES plants is steadily falling. How much? What are the forecasts? How does this relate to energy derived from fossil fuels? In mid-January, 2018, IRENA disseminated a report on the cost of renewable energy and published a short-term forecast for 2020-2022 on the weighted cost of electricity produced by photovoltaic (PV) and CSP-stations (solar energy technologies), taking into account current data at contract and auction prices around the world for 2017.
"Active consumers" of energy, which are now often called "prosyumers" (from producer + consumer), which both consume and produce electricity, can radically change the power system. The "activity" of prosecutors may reduce their electricity bills, which may subsequently create problems for traditional energy producers and network operators. Is it so?
How to make the transition from the current model of energy organization to the extended use of renewable energy? How to ensure the transition to a share of RES in the energy sector > 50% or higher? By what actions successful in the "green" sense of the country carried out the restructuring of their energy and ensured the priority of "green" sources?
The development of a network of PV stations to charge a growing fleet of electric vehicles can be a new impetus to the development of green energy in the country. How attractive is the business idea for creating "clean" charging stations for electric vehicles from solar electricity in the Ukrainian "green tariff" model?