Boosting global PV markets: The role of quality infrastructure

As solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems become increasingly competitive, continued market growth depends on assurances of performance and durability. Quality assurance protects and accelerates future PV investments, lowers capital costs, improves performance, extends module lifespans and lowers the resulting electricity costs.

  • September 2017
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  • Innovation
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  • English

Scaling up Variable Renewable Power: The Role of Grid Codes

Increasing the share of renewable power from variable sources, namely solar and wind energy, requires technological developments to be accompanied by well-designed regulations for grid management and operation.

  • May 2016
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  • Power
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  • English

Intellectual Property Rights: The Role of Patents in Renewable Energy Technology Innovation

Patent information can provide valuable insights on the renewable energy sector as new technologies arise and markets continue to evolve. Analysis of renewable energy technology patents, for example, can reveal: which countries and innovators are most active in inventing technologies; the potential markets where technologies need to be protected;

  • June 2013
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  • Innovation
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International Standardisation in the Field of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy standards, regularly reviewed and updated by international committees of technical experts, can help policy makers as an instrument to demonstrate national regulatory compliance, as well as ensuring successful deployment of renewable energy technologies (RET).

  • March 2013
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  • Innovation
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  • English