Alexander Melzer is the founder and CEO of Zolar. His career has always been dedicated to the solar industry, working as a Product Manager at Solarwatt AG, before moving to Canada and becoming Managing Director at Soventix Canada Inc., a global solar project developer. After travelling and biking around the world, he moved back to Germany where he founded Zolar together with his Co-Founder and friend from university Gregor Loukidis. His vision? Changing the world’s energy generation to 100% renewables.
New solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are set to reach a record high this year, driven by improving markets in Europe and the United States and fast growth in India and Vietnam, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday. Low auction prices…
For any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know the performance of photovoltaic (solar cell) systems at local, regional and global levels. Researchers have investigated and mapped the capacities of photovoltaic generation in the European countries in four different configurations: Rooftop, optimum tilt, tracking and delta configuration, and made the data openly available. The different configurations have a strong influence on the hourly difference between electricity demand and PV generation.
Solar developers, manufacturers, EPCs/system builders, and investors alike rely on detailed independent engineering (IE) studies when proposing a solar project to a bank and for implementing the project. These so-called bankability studies are often produced from different points of view, depending on the role of the company in a solar development
Leading energy market intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables has published its latest market outlook of the global solar PV market in conjunction with a stunning visualisation which shows China’s meteoric dominance of the solar industry which dates back to 2011.
European solar trade body SolarPower Europe has doubled down on its belief that the global solar industry installed over 100 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 while predicting 800 GW of new capacity will be brought online over the next five years, bringing cumulative capacity to 1.3 terawatts by the end of