2018 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

DNV GL's fourth edition of the PV Module Reliability Scorecard analyzes the reliability and durability of PV modules commercially available on the global market. The Scorecard is the most comprehensive comparison of PV module reliability test results publicly available, covering four major tests: thermal cycling, damp heat, dynamic mechanical load and potential induced degradation. The findings provide a data-packed resource for financiers, developers and independent power producers to inform strategies on sourcing PV modules. Download the report to learn more on the key findings and find out which manufacturers made the Top Performers list in our new Historical Scorecard.

Increased Efficiency, Better Data: The Case for Drones in Energy

Drones support business efforts to avoid hazardous man-hours; reduce costs for maintenance, inspections, and repairs; and improve efficiencies across energy operations. While drones drastically reduce the amount of time required to do inspections (by more than 95% in the case of solar), they also offer better data to inform business decisions and provide a practical solution for everyday problems facing businesses in Transmission and Distribution (T&D), Wind, and Solar.

Picking Winners in the Evolving Renewable Project M&A Landscape

It’s both an exciting and complex time to be a developer, owner or investor of renewable energy projects. The market is increasingly attractive to more players, but factors such as tariffs and the new tax law have also muddied the waters.

CohnReznick and GTM dissect some of the hottest topics that industry players contemplate when evaluating buying and selling solar and wind assets, as well as the current and future M&A landscape.

In addition to the consideration of a host of standard and technical aspects, competitive valuation of renewable energy assets for M&A transactions increasingly depends on a deep knowledge of financial accounting and tax considerations, from DRO to BEAT. But that’s just the beginning. This white paper evaluates the most salient topics in the industry today that can make or break renewable project deals.

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