Trend Papers for the New Energy World

The Trend Papers provide you with a quick overview of the background and current developments on selected topics.

Trend Paper Photovoltaic Storage Systems and E-mobility in Germany

The rapid expansion of photovoltaics means that electricity storage systems are becoming increasingly important. This development is gaining even more momentum thanks to the booming electromobility sector.

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Trend Paper Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in Germany and Europe

Thanks to their particularly low electricity production costs, PV Power Plants are the most important drivers of the photovoltaics market. These are increasingly financed with partners in the industrial sector or energy industry through multiple-year power purchase agreements (PPA). This enables companies to hedge against rocketing electricity prices from fossil and nuclear power plants and take practical steps towards reaching their climate targets.

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Trend Paper Agri-Photovoltaics

Efficient dual land use for agriculture and solar power generation via agri-photovoltaics (agri-PV) is developing dynamically and attracting increasing interest. Agri-PV has long ceased to be a niche product.

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Trend Paper Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

The new German government has set out ambitious goals for renewable energies, having announced that they are to account for 80% of the electricity market by 2030 and that more than 15 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic capacity is to be installed annually. This means there is more need than ever before for additional surface areas and applications for photovoltaics. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) presents tremendous opportunities to meet these goals, particularly in urban environments.

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Trend Paper Floating Photovoltaics

Frequently hailed as the third pillar of the global PV market, floating photovoltaic plants are gaining traction around the world.

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Trend Paper EU Market Outlook for Solar Power 2021-2025

Despite challenging market conditions, such as global supply chain disruptions and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, photovoltaics is booming in Europe. Despite this, even more ambitious goals are required to meet the climate objectives set out in the Paris Agreement.

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Trend Paper The Photovoltaics Market in Germany

The new German government has boosted the speed of the energy transition. Its aim is to reach a total PV capacity of 200 gigawatts (GW) by 2030 – which is more than three times the current amount.

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Further Content


“Steel from Solar Energy“ – Study on green hydrogen presented today at The smarter E Europe

11. Mai 2022

Political developments in recent months have demonstrated the need for a secure and independent energy supply for Europe. The success of the energy transition is linked to the accelerated introduction of a green hydrogen economy, in addition to the increased expansion of renewable energies.

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Growing small-scale photovoltaic market strengthens electric mobility expansion

April 28, 2022

The markets for small-scale photovoltaic systems and electric cars are growing quickly. A recent EUPD Research analysis reveals how an acquisition of a solar system can foster the purchase of an e-car.

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EM-Power Europe 2022: Think Tanks: Start-Ups are Driving the Digitalization of Energy Systems

26. April 2022

Our future supply of electricity and heat from renewable sources relies on the different sectors of the energy system being intelligently intertwined – from energy generation and storage to distribution and use. And start-ups across the energy sectors are part of the push to unlock the key to that level of collaboration – digitalization.


Set the stage for Intersolar Europe 2022: PV Tech with current trade fair and PV trends

The special edition of PV Tech, entitled "Bridging solar’s skills gap", focuses on the key trends in the solar industry: for example, the shortage of skilled workers in the PV sector - and other trends in technology development, sector coupling and plant operation, all of which can also be found at Intersolar Europe 2022.

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