IEA annual Report 2014 (May 2015)

Electricity from solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems has continued to grow all around the globe achieving, for the first time in history, more than 1 % of the annual global electricity demand. Although this number may still appear as small, it represents a tremendous development of the past years, much faster than all predictions had forecasted, be it from the IEA all the way to Greenpeace.

A Snapshot of Global PV Markets 2014 (April 2015)

With 38.7 GW of PV installations in 2014, the global PV market continued to expand, especially in Asia and the Americas, but with a limited growth compared to the past years. With 177 GW of PV installations, 1% of the world PV electricity demand was covered by PV.

Technology Catalogue (March 2015)

The Danish Energy Agency and have updated the chapter on PV in the Technology Catalogue. The update shows a large reduction in the price for PV installations. Towards 2030 it is expected that production costs for solar installations will fall by further 40 %.

Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics 2014-2018 (June 2014)

The “Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics 2014-2018” includes PV market figures for 2013 and makes forecasts for the next five years for global and European markets. The PV market has grown over the past decade at a remarkable rate – even during difficult economic times – and is becoming a major source of power generation for the world.

2013 was another record year for PV installations with at least 38.4 GW of newly-added capacity around the globe and 11 GW in Europe. The most important fact from 2013 is a rapid development of PV in Asia combined with a sharp drop of installations in Europe.

Large Scale PV Plants – Also in Denmark (April 2011)

Large scale PV plants are increasingly established worldwide and in particular in the EU countries, but so far not in Denmark. The LPV project aims at describing the advantages and disadvantages of large scale PV plants in Denmark, investigation and analysis of the potential for same and recommendations for barrier removal, the target group being potential investors and developers as well as energy planning authorities and political decision makers.

The project ”Large Scale PV Plants – Also in Denmark” (LPV) is supported by the Energy Research and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) of the Danish Energy Agency under ref. no.: EUDP-II J. Nr.: 64009-263, and has been carried out in the period December 2009 to March 2011.


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