Fraunhofer ISE and NREL Compile Study on “Current Status of Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Technology”
The German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), have compiled a study that describes the status of both the current market as well as the state-of-the-art for concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology.
This young technology has achieved tremendous progress and has the potential for delivering solar electricity at a cost-competitive level in sun-rich regions with high direct irradiation values. The study gives an overview of all installations bigger than 1 MW, also of all companies active in the field of high and low concentration technologies as well as of efficiency values and the levelised cost of electricity. The study will regularly be updated.
Read the entire study here.
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency of the European Commission has selected NOBEL GRID, out of more than 200 European projects, to exhibit its tools and ICT services in the Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) in Beijing (CN) on 6 – 8 June, 2017.
The annual meeting of energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the 24 member countries and the European Union will provide an opportunity to leverage high-level political will and private sector leadership to drive ambitious, real-world clean energy policies and actions.
CEM8 will also feature a major two-day “Technology Exhibition” featuring companies from around the world demonstrating breakthrough clean energy technologies, products, business models and start ups working to drive change in the clean energy sector. Visitors can find out more about the NOBEL GRID project (booth BC23+24) at the exhibition. NOBEL GRID will show its work on democratising the energy market, bringing it closer to the consumer and offering technological solutions to promote the integration of renewable energy sources while maintaining the stability of the electricity distribution system, as well as its progress in the five European pilot plants.
For more information, please click here.
Only two weeks left: Apply for free Access to Smart Grid Infrastructures in ERIGrid until 15 June, 2017
Apply now for ERIGrid’s second call for Transnational Acess
ERIGrid invites engineers from industry, research and academia to conduct experimental research at leading smart grid and DER facilities of Europe free of charge. The facilities are provided by ERIGrid partners all over Europe.
Up until 15 June, 2017 you can apply and gain funded access to sophisticated smart grid infrastructure with top know-how and innovative installations. Find out more here.
Photo: Distribution Network and Protection Laboratory (D-NAP) of the University of Strathclyde
Resources on ERIGrid Transnational Access
New Vacancies at the Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Laboratory of FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy
The Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Laboratory of the FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy is currently offering the following positions:
- Research Associate position (full or part-time) in the field of Grid Integration
Application Code: FOSS2017RA-05
- Special Scientist position (full or part-time) in the field of Grid Integration
Application Code: FOSS2017SS-05
- Research Associate position (full or part-time) in the field of PV Performance Evaluation
Application Code: FOSS2017RA-06
Application Deadline for all vacancies: 3 July, 2017
For more information click here or contact Dr. George E. Georghiou (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Register for Session “Accelerating Smart Grids and Storage Deployment by Removing Barriers to Innovation” in Brussels (BE) on June 22, 2017
BRIDGE is a European Commission initiative that gathers more than 30 Horizon 2020 innovation actions in the field of smart grids and energy storage. The work is organised according to four main areas of interest, addressed by four Working Groups: data management, business models, regulations and customer engagement.
BRIDGE will be hosting a session on “Accelerating Smart Grids and Storage Deployment by Removing Barriers to Innovation” in Brussels (BE) on June 22, 2017, during the Sustainable Energy Week (EUSW).
This seminar will focus on the main messages to policy makers from the demonstration projects, with a particular emphasis on the latest legislative proposals of the European Commission, “Clean Energy for All Europeans”. During this session, the Chairs of the four BRIDGE Working Groups will present their recommendations for facilitating the deployment of smart grids and energy storage solutions that could increase the share of production from renewable sources, in particular wind and solar, and contribute to decarbonising the European electricity system.
For further information, please click here.
SAVE THE DATE: Workshop “Designing and Validating Future Intelligent Electric Power Systems” by ERIGrid, EERA JP Smart Grids, ELECTRA IRP, SIRFN, and DERlab in Kassel (DE) on 6 September, 2017
Taking place at the premises of Fraunhofer IWES, the event is scheduled between the ERIGrid technical workshop (4-5 September) and the EERA JP SG General Assembly (7-8 September) and will attract many of Europe’s smart grid stakeholders. Meet world experts on smart grids, discuss the future smart electricity system and broaden your network!
As the number of participants is limited, please register as soon as possible via the online registration form.
Stay tuned for the detailed agenda and further information!
We strongly recommend you to book a hotel for your stay as soon as possible as the demand is extremely high during documenta 14, a modern art exhibition taking place at the same time in Kassel.
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