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Photovoltaic Plants are establishing themselves more and more as a Liquid Asset Class

Photovoltaic Plants are establishing themselves more and more as a Liquid Asset Class

The photovoltaic market is currently facing a paradigm change. While the former tumultuous expansion of solar projects has come to a halt, the secondary market for photovoltaic systems is largely flourishing. The market for trading existing PV-plants is becoming more and more liquid due to an increased market understanding of PV-plant operators and investors. This trend will proceed in 2016.

Prelude to the global energy transition

Prelude to the global energy transition

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s Foreign Minister, pronounced at the kickoff of the Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 in Berlin, that his country’s ongoing energy transition, or “Energiewende”, is Germany’s “man to the moon” project. Jeremy Rifkin, the American sociologist, economist and publicist, as well as founder and chairman of the Foundation on Economic Trends, also praised the steps that the country has taken to usher in what he calls the “third industrial revolution”. Both are confident that by 2040 Germany will be able to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable resources.

The bigger goal, however, is the energy transition on a global scale and the halting of climate change. To get there, there are still some significant hurdles to jump.

Milk the Sun reports jump in demand for solar project rights

Milk the Sun reports jump in demand for solar project rights

The first round of bidding for ground-mounted photovoltaic systems in Germany has begun. This also now raises the demand for solar project rights on online platforms, not just for existing photovoltaic plants, as Dirk Petschick, CFO and cofounder of Milk the Sun explains in an interview with pv-magazine:

 

German researchers develop photovoltaic concrete

German researchers develop photovoltaic concrete

Germany has added a new technological contribution to the renewable energy sector with a new invention developed by researchers at the University of Kassel: Photovoltaic Concrete. Named “DysCrete”, this concrete is still in prototype stage but it would be able to generate electricity by converting solar energy into an electric current.

Interview with Kumar Gaurav: CO-Founder Sun Bazaar

India´s first solar marketplace shall aim to provide a cloud based trading platform to the buyers and sellers in the B2B industry along with the marketing and analytics features. The online solar marketplace, “Solarbiz” shall also be accessible to end users with the vision to ease the gap of discovery and end-to-end service. Kumar Gaurav, Co-Founder of SunBazaar, answered some general questions for us to provide an inside look into the indian solar market and the impact of SunBazaar.

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