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Grid Connection Slow in Spite of PV Growth

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Valerie Coffey, Science Writer, [email protected]

The European photovoltaic installation market is addressing challenges to grid connection, including complex permitting and lengthy wait times. Solar power, now the third most important renewable energy source in terms of globally installed capacity after hydro and wind power, faced slowed growth in 2012. This was the year to survive for many photovoltaic (PV) players, as a global explosion of production capacity caught up with the industry. While growth of global PV installation was 35 percent from 2010 to 2011, it slowed to just 10 percent in 2012, according to IMS Research of...Read full article

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