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This category was created when I was working for the Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative (TREC) developing policy proposals on solar photovoltaics in Ontario. Solar energy has blossomed since I worked on this project in 2009 and I haven't felt it necessary to keep this section current. In the meantime, TREC has become one of the leading developers of community-owned solar power plants in North America.

Renewables International: Statistical overview German PV history 2000-2013

March 3, 2014,   by Bernard Chabot

It's safe to say that Bernard Chabot has just put together the most comprehensive, detailed overview of Germany's PV market – still the largest in the world historically, though it fell to fourth...

Category: Solar Tables & Charts

Climate Spectator: Are Australian solar buyers rational?

April 2, 2013,   by Tristan Edis

To understand consumer behaviour it’s worthwhile firstly reviewing the rate of overall solar system installations in the last two years, as detailed in the chart below prepared by Green Energy...

Category: Solar Tables & Charts

German Installed PV Cost 2009

March 16, 2009,   by Paul Gipe

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Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

TREC's Proposed Toronto Hydro Solar Initiative

November 28, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

In 2007 the Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative proposed to senior executives at Toronto Hydro, Canada's largest municipal utility, the Toronto Solar Initiative. [more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Ontario Standard Offer Contracts Awarded

September 1, 2008,   by Paul Gipe

Of the 1,500 MW of Standard Offer Contracts awarded 50% of the wind contracts were granted to commercial wind developers, and 80% of the solar PV contracts were awarded to central-station plants.[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Project Analysis for Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative's SolarShare:

October 16, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

A Community Power Photovoltaic Project Financial Model[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Solar PV Current Installed Prices per kW in California & Elsewhere

August 28, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

The following chart summarizes actual installed cost of solar PV systems mostly in California.[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Price Summary for Solar PV Tariffs Worldwide

August 26, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

The following data is extracted from Tables of Renewable Tariffs or Feed-In Tariffs Worldwide. These tables are updated periodically. Always check the tables for current tariffs.[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Solar Energy Cash Flow Tables by Paul Gipe

July 31, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

The following tables calculate the revenue, expenses, and cash flow for a projected investment in a solar PV project. The tables also calculate various investment parameters.[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Annual Reoccurring Expenses

July 7, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

Below is a sampling of annual reoccurring expenses for three different solar investments in Germany. Note that these projections include a number of items often overlooked here in North America, such...[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Fesa Freiburg Solar B31 Buergerbeteiligung Cash Flow

July 6, 2007,  

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Solar Cost Calculator Using Chabot-BSi-Rate Methods

June 29, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

The following spreadsheet calculator is a work in progress. The workbook, or notebook in Corel terminology, contains three spreadsheets: BSi Calculator, Chabot PI Method, and Rate Calculation. The...[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Stuttgart School Roof Top Buergerbeteiligung

June 7, 2007,  

Financial Spreadsheets

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Solar PV OPA RetScreen Calculation

April 17, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

When announcing the Standard Offer Program, the Ontario Power Authority provided a simple RetScreen spreadsheet to calculate simple payback on solar PV.[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Solar Hot Water Systems Tariff Calculation

April 15, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

The following spreadsheet calculator is a work in progress. The calculator determines the price or tariff per kWh(thermal) necessary to arrive at the financial targets given for a solar hot water...[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

German Solar PV Interconnection Procedure

April 15, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

The following is a rough translation of the German interconnection procedure for small solar PV systems from a flyer produced by Novotech.[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Ecovision's Stuttgart School Solar PV Funds

April 15, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

Ecovision, a developer of solar investment funds in Freiburg, created an investment vehicle to install solar PV systems on the roof tops of several schools in Stuttgart.[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Rate of Return Calculation of Solar PV Using @IRATE Function

April 14, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

My thanks to Simon Boone of Generation Solar Renewable Energy Systems for calling my attention to a simple spreadsheet function for calculating the rate of return. [more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

Solar Radiation & Yields on Tilted Surface

April 14, 2007,   by Paul Gipe

The following table gives the typical yields (kWh/kW/year) that can be expected at various locations mostly in North America.[more]

Category: News on Solar Energy, Solar Tables & Charts

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