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Enabling PV Russia

In terms of energy policy, Russia is known above all for its gas and oil deposits and their export. Although the largest country in the world has enormous potential for renewable energies, solar energy and wind power have so far accounted for only a tiny fraction of the total primary energy consumption.

The study Enabling PV Russia shows the potential of solar power generation in Russia. Applications were analyzed using the example of the two regions of Krasnodar and Kaliningrad. The focus of the analysis was the potential of medium-sized solar parks, photovoltaic diesel hybrid plants and small rooftop systems. The study, funded by the Federal Foreign Office, was compiled by the Berlin-based consultancy eclareon together with the German Solar Industry Association and the Russian section of EUROSOLAR.

The study is available for free download here:

English version

Russian version

Enabling PV Nigeria

Nigeria is in an energy crisis. Diesel generators dominate power generation in all sectors. In order to ensure further economic growth and to make the growing population a strong working population, Nigeria needs a reliable and stable power supply for its industrial sector. Renewable energy, especially PV, can make a significant contribution to improving the country’s energy supply.

The study analyzes and describes the process for financing and project development of PV systems in Nigeria. This includes the description of the legal and administrative framework as well as import, trading and investment conditions and the presentation of selected business models. The study is a cooperation between the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar), GOPA-International Energy Consultants GmbH (GOPA Intec), the German Business Delegation in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria) and eclareon GmbH and was funded by the Federal Foreign Office.

The study (PDF / English) is available for free download here .

Enabling PV Afghanistan – Challenges and Opportunities

Afghanistan is undergoing a process of reconstruction and industrialization after many years of armed conflict and civil war. The focus is also on the reconstruction of the energy infrastructure. At the same time, electricity needs are growing in the country and this can not be covered by conventional sources alone. It is therefore important to include renewable energies in the concept right from the start. Photovoltaics plays a central role in these considerations, as the natural conditions in Afghanistan are excellent and PV has already reached grid-parity in many parts of the world’s “sun belt”, ie its competitiveness with conventionally generated electricity. By 2021, 500 MW of renewable energy will be built, and by 2032 it is hoped that it will be 1, 5 GW PV power to come in the country. The Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU) estimates that solar power plants with a capacity of 3 GW in 2032 will be able to cover around 30 percent of the electricity demand in the Hindu Kush.

A study entitled “Enabling PV Afghanistan” funded by the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) describes the current political framework conditions, the challenges and the market potential. In addition, the study presents suitable business models for the development of photovoltaics in Afghanistan.

The study (PDF / English) is available for free download here .

Value Chain Analysis of the Solar PV Market in Pakistan

The market potential for German photovoltaic products in Pakistan was identified as part of the Pakistan Solar Quality Potential: Measures to Increase the Market Demand for Quality project. Products such as inverters, solar energy storage and testing PV equipment, as well as EPCs have great potential in Pakistan, especially in industry (including textile, sports and pharmaceutical industries) and in the commercial sector. On the other hand, the obstacles and the terms and conditions were analyzed. The biggest challenges are the lack of awareness of quality products as well as the limited technical competence and product knowledge of local players. The project was commissioned by the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ).

The detailed results of the value added analysis can be found under the following links: Presentation and Study (PDF)

Enabling PV Iran

Iran is currently undergoing a structural change in its energy supply in order to meet the growing demand for energy in the future. Against the background of the country’s opening up for economic cooperation, Germany can make an important contribution to the development of a renewable energy supply. Especially in the solar sector, there are great potentials that Iranian institutions and the private sector would like to develop together with German companies. BSW-Solar, together with the Iran-Wind Group, eclareon and Pflüger International, have provided assistance through Enabling PV Iran to sustainably promote economic relations between the two countries in the solar sector. The project includes a study

Presentation at the Intersolar Summit Iran on 15.11.2016:

Presentations of the workshop on 21.12.15 in Tehran


Enabling PV Argentina

With Argentina, a new, cash-rich and energy hungry sales market appears on the South American solar map. The new Macri government is improving the environment for foreign investors and investment in the country. After the artificial exchange rate was lifted in mid-December 2015, investment conditions in the country and access to international funds are to be improved by creating investor confidence. So there is the prospect that the currently very high interest costs will drop in the short term to a comparable regional level. Energy subsidies will not be sustainable in the long run if energy requirements for energy imports are soaring and will be abolished foreseeably at provincial and central government levels. This means,

The German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) and the consulting firm eclareon analyze the market framework in Argentina in their latest study “Enabling PV in Argentina” and explain possible business models. The study describes the PPA and Net-Metering business models by way of example in the provinces of San Juan, San Luis and Salta and calculates the economic efficiency of 5 MW project types by way of example.

“Enabling PV in Argentina” explains ways to raise capital and also highlights the barriers to photovoltaic projects. Even if the photovoltaic business is not easy yet, the signs are growing in Argentina. Investors, component manufacturers and project developers should definitely keep an eye on Argentina when looking for new markets.

BSW-Solar also provides its members with numerous contacts with interested local companies, which were acquired at an event in Buenos Aires in mid-December 2015.

The study was cofinanced by the Federal Foreign Office and can be downloaded here for free (PDF)

Framework Assessment for the Photovoltaic Business Opportunities in Brazil

The study entitled “Framework Assessment for the Photovoltaic Business Opportunities in Brazil” was commissioned by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with the support of the Instituto IDEAL on site between April and July 2014. It provides an overview of the Brazilian PV market, the legal and administrative requirements for the application of business models, and answers to key market entry challenges as an investor or project developer.

You can find the study here .

More information on the project website: http://enabling-pv.com.br

Enabling PV in the MENA region – The Emerging PV Market in Jordan

The report describes the most important framework conditions for the use of grid-connected PV in Jordan on 92 pages. The legal framework and the individual project steps for net-metering (including the wheeling option) and power purchase agreements are presented in detail. By way of example, relevant market segments are analyzed, consumption and related sensitivities are analyzed and recommendations for investors, political decision-makers and foreign companies are made. Enclosed are translations of the most important non-English rules for net-metering and wheeling.

You can study in English here or download here order at cost price.

Enabling PV in the MENA region – The Emerging PV Market in Tunisia

The Tunisian PV market is one of the most attractive in the MENA region. Economic and natural conditions are attractive, PV systems can generate up to 1700 kW / h per year. The study presents the current market framework in Tunisia, but above all emphasizes the regulatory and economic framework conditions for various market segments of the PV market in Tunisia. The focus is on taking into account the current framework conditions for funding on the business models “net metering” and “own consumption”. Sensitivity analyzes provide valuable information on the profitability of different market categories and project types. From this, investors can derive initial assessments of projects.

The study was published in French and English.

Source: solarwirtschaft.de
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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