Tendencias en RI

Renewable Energy Tenders and Community [Em]power[ment]: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Renewable Energy Tenders and Community [Em]power[ment]: Latin America and the Caribbean, looks at the interface between the tendering process and the role that communities can play in renewable energy uptake in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

This report looks at various tender processes and community renewable energy projects across the LAC region and proposes amechanism that could be used to encourage community involvement in renewable energy tendering process.

Read more at: http://www.ren21.net/spotlight/

Stacked Benefits: Comprehensively Valuing Battery Storage in California

Operating batteries to capture “stacked” benefitscould unlock significantly more value than using batteries to pursue individual value streams in isolation. This finding is fairly robust across a range of sensitivity cases. However, challenges to simultaneously capturing multiple value streams remain. Some of the barriers are technical in nature, and may be overcome as new battery management algorithms and software are developed. Other barriers may be overcome through new policy initiatives. Offering new or revised rate designs which more fully reflect the time-varying nature of the cost of generating and delivering electricity is one of many possibilities. Costs of energy storage are expected to continue to decline, and market adoption is likely to increase as a result. In this scenario, considerations at both the retail and wholesale level will play an increasinglyimportant role in the formation of energy storage policy initiatives.


U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2017

The report estimates that the total installed system cost, which is one of the primary inputs used to compute LCOE, has declined to $2.80 per direct current watts (Wdc) for residential systems, $1.85 Wdc for commercial, $1.03 Wdc for fixed-tilt utility-scale systems, and $1.11 Wdc for one-axis tracking utility-scale systems.   

Compared to the first quarter of last year, and using 2017 dollars, the benchmarks fell by 6 percent for residential, 15 percent for commercial, and 29 percent for utility-scale systems.


Boosting global PV markets: The role of quality infrastructure

This handbook from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) outlines the best practices to develop and implement QI for solar PV.  The data and analysis provides:

  • Guidance for establishing proper QI mechanisms, showcased through successful experiences with utility-scale, distributed-generation and off-grid PV development in 11 countries;
  • Five case studies offering quantified cost-benefit analysis for QI implementation at different stages of PV plant development.


The Electric Vehicle Revolution

The Electric Vehicle Revolution is the first of a series of reports from Energy UK on electric vehicles. This report highlights opportunities created for the energy sector by electric vehicles and how the UK as a whole can benefit from a mass uptake, provided that the right polices and partnerships are made now across the transport and energy sector, with both Government and the relevant regulators. With over 105,000 electric vehicles on UK roads in July 2017, approximately 600 million UK vehicle miles per year are now powered by electricity.