TCP news


Biomass production in sustainably managed landscapes (webinar)

This webinar from the Bioenergy TCP on 13 December will show how the integration of new biomass production systems into agriculture landscapes can provide bioenergy feedstock while simultaneously reducing current land use impacts. An overview of promising opportunities at the EU level will be followed by a presentation of recent advances in Denmark. Register here

Trends in photovoltaic applications 2017 report

The PVPS TCP recently published its 23rd edition of Trends in Photovoltaic Applications report. This report provides data on the photovoltaic (PV) market, industry, support policies, research activities and the integration of PV into the power sector in the 27 countries reporting to the PVPS TCP programme, plus a reliable estimate of the other most important PV markets. In a market where the main market driver remains the feed-in tariffs, Asia has taken the lead in PV development. Download here

Wind TCP 2017 Annual Report 

The 2017 annual report from the Wind TCP provides a summary of how member countries benefit from wind energy, how much wind power generation each country has deployed, and how policies and research programmes will increase wind power's contribution to world energy supply. Download here

Human health risk assessment methods for PV: fire risks

This report, from the PVPS TCP, presents an analysis of potential human health impacts associated with chemical release from modules during a building fire for three PV technologies. Download here

Quality principles for solar air conditioning systems

To support deployment of standardised, cost-effective solar cooling installations, a common method for assessing the technical and economic potential of the different existing systems is required. One such method has been developed by researchers working in the SHC TCP. More...

PVPS TCP 2017 Annual Report

The 2017 annual report from the PVPS TCP summarises the actions of its member countries and the activities in all research programmes. According to the report 2017 has seen 98GW of additional installed PV capacity worldwide, raising installed capacity to 402GW with China, the US, India and Japan representing the largest markets in 2017. Download here

Past and future trends in PV industry developments

This webinar from the PVPS TCP on 4 December will address the key drivers of the PV market and industry in the coming years. It will look at the past developments and future scenarios, from a global market development point of view, to some key price evolution features. From competititve tenders to the development of distributed PV in China, and the arrival on the market of new industry giants, this webinar will browse the global landscape of PV development.  Register here

Approaches, methods and tools for solar energy in urban planning

This new report from the SHC TCP presents different ways to address existing building stock, new urban environments and landscape environments in relation to the use of daylight and active solar. And, addresses the need for spatial and energy planning that enhances solar energy while respecting cultural and historical heritage values in urban and landscape contexts. Download here

Implementation of bio-CCS in biofuels production

This recent report from the Bioenergy TCP aims to provide an initial overview of the potential of biomass and waste gasification to contribute to carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) through the assessment of two case studies set in Norway and The Netherlands. Download here

The changing landscape of hydrogen 

For all the latest updates on the activities of the Hydrogen TCP including new publications, new projects and an update on progress across current projects, visit their website to download the newsletter here

Water footprint of European rooftop PV electricity

The water use of photovoltaic electricity has been investigated in very few studies so far, which may be due to the low water demand of PV systems during operation. In this study, produced by the  PVPS TCP, the water consumption and water withdrawal of electricity generated by PV systems were assessed by considering all life cycle stages and by taking account of country-level regional differences in water availability. Download here

Global trends and outlook for hydrogen

This recent publication from the Hydrogen TCP looks at the ways that hydrogen, as a flexible energy carrier, can contribute to solving current environmental problems. The report was prepared for professional audiences - notably policy and decision makers - wtih an interest in global energy innovation but no specific technical expertise in hydrogen. Download here.  


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