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Magazine Archive 06-2020

A closer look at hydrogen infrastructure

Momentum is building for a new era of the hydrogen economy. Green hydrogen production is decreasing in cost, as greater levels of renewables are being integrated into the grid, and countries are developing hydrogen plans. Shayne Willette from Navigant sets out how, as a result, hydrogen is increasingly recognized as a potentially significant contributor to the decarbonization of the energy sector.

Green finance and the future of PV

According to the IEA’s World Energy Investment 2020 report, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the largest ever drop in global energy spending, with investment expected to plunge in every major sector, from fossil fuels to renewables and efficiency. Felicia Jackson explores the future of solar and the impact green stimulus could have on the sector.

Doughnuts are the new green

The next quarterly theme of pv magazine’s UP initiative focuses on circular manufacturing. We’ll investigate if adopting circular approaches can create competitive edges and reap financial and reputational rewards. We’ll also look at what is already being done in the solar industry, and examine how such principles could be effectively integrated into business strategies.

Evolving landscape for insurance in the PV industry

Risk transfer and credit enhancement – these are the primary drivers for why we buy insurance, says Jan Napiorkowski, global head of clean energy for Ariel Re. And as more sophisticated and larger investors move into solar asset ownership, demand for performance guarantees is increasing.

Curtailment in Ukraine: what to expect

There has been an increase in curtailment events impacting renewable energy arrays in Ukraine in 2020 – growing from a trickle to a flood. At present, there are no measures for how the owners of these projects are to be compensated for the curtailed energy, but as Tetiana Mylenka of law firm Hillmont Partners reports, efforts are underway to put a compensatory regime in place.

Turkey’s reimagined solar regulations

In 2020, Turkey has discovered the importance of small-scale distributed energy generation, along with energy efficiency. After deploying a range of strategies to allocate solar power plant capacities throughout almost 10 years of solar PV development, the introduction of new net-metering legislation for unlicensed rooftop solar power plants is proving effective in promoting “self-consumption,” write Stantec Turkey experts Selen Inal, Koray Goytan and Alican Ozden.

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Solar-powered recovery

Andreas Wade, global sustainability director, First Solar

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