Large Scale PV Power Plants - Recommended Books

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Korokawa, Kusoke Ed. (2003). Energy from the Desert: Feasability of Very Large Scale Power Generation (VLS-PV) (v. 1), Volume 1, Routledge.
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Korokawa, Kusoke et al. Eds. (2006). Energy from the Desert: Practical Proposals for Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems (v. 2), Volume 2. Routledge.
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Komoto, Keichii et al. Eds. (2007). Energy from the Desert: Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems: Socio-economic, Financial, Technical and Environmental Aspects, Volume 3. Routledge.
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Komoto, Keichii, Breyer Christian Eds. (2013). Energy from the Desert: Very Large Scale PV Power State of the Art and Into The Future, Volume 4. Routledge.

Literature Survey

Literature Survey 1980-2015 Large-Scale (Utility-Scale) Photovoltaic Power Plants 1980-1999, Literature Survey, Part 1.
Updated Edition, includes also abstracts and project list.
Literature Survey 1980-2015 Large-Scale (Utility-Scale) Photovoltaic Power Plants 1980-2015, Literature Survey.
Supplemental information to paper 7DV.4.36 presented on 32nd EU PVSEC, 20-24th June 2016, Munich, Germany.

Photovoltaic Markets - Reports

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Metayer, M., Breyer, C., Fell, H.-J. (2015), The projections for the future and quality in the past of the World Energy Outlook for solar PV and other renewable energy technologies, INSA, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Energy Watch Group.

IEA-PVPS Reports

energy from the Desert - 2015 Edition Energy from the Desert - 2015 Edition - Detailed overwiev about PV power The report shows how very large scale solar electricity generation provides economic, social and environmental benefits, security of electricity supply and fair access to affordable and sustainable energy solutions. It closes 15 years of research that have paved the way for the integration of VLS-PV in the electricity world of today and tomorrow.
energy from the Desert - 2013 Edition Energy from the Desert - 2013 Edition - In three parts, the study details the background and concept of VLS-PV, maps out a development path towards the realization of VLS-PV systems, and provides firm recommendations to achieve long-term targets, based on the findings of the IEA PVPS Task 8 experts.

pvresources Reports

Annual Review 2010 Large Scale PV Power Plants 2000 - 2010. Annual Review 2010 - Detailed overview about PV power installed (only large-scale PV power plants considered) in the period from 2000 to 2010.
Annual Review 2008 Large Scale PV Power Plants, Annual Review 2008 - Detailed overview about PV power installed (only large-scale PV power plants considered) in the period from 1997 to 2008. Co-authors Ulrich Dewald and Sibylle Petrak.
Annual Review 2007 Large Scale PV Power Plants, Annual Review 2007 - overview about PV power installed (only large-scale PV power plants considered) up to 2007.

Other Reports

Utility-Scale Solar 2015 Utility-Scale Solar 2015: An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance, and Pricing Trends in the United States.
Utility Scale Solar Power Plants Utility Scale Solar Power Plants - A Guide for developers and investors.This guidebook features best practices for development, construction, operation and financing of utility-scale solar power plants in India and can be used as a manual for developers and investors. All case studies are based on a real 5 MWp thin film plant located in India.
PV Power plants 2014 PV Power Plants 2014 - PV Power Plants exclusively focusses on utility-scale solar power plants, and is aimed at system integrators, distributors, project developers, top planners, and investors. Besides corporate portraits, the industry guide includes an overview of international market conditions and developments in technology.
PV Power plants 2014 PV Power Plants 2011 - PV Power Plants 2011 was released in cooperation of Solarpraxis and EPIA following the Solarpraxis Conferences "PV Power Plants 2010 - US" in Las Vegas and "PV Power Plants 2011 - EU" in France.

PV and Renewable Energy Maps

La Tene Maps La Tene Maps - Renewable and Solar PV Maps collection including PV power plants in UK and Europe.

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Papers Based on pvresources Data

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Lenardic, D. (2011), Utility-Scale PV power plants - investment costs and electricity price, Photovoltaics International, 14th Edition, Semiconductor Media Publ., pp 151-155.
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Lenardic, D. (2010), Charting the steady rise of large-scale thin film photovoltaic installations, The rise of thin-film solar technology, Cheyney, T. Ed. Semiconductor Media Publ., pp 14-17.
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Lenardic, D. (2009), Rise of thin-film technologies, Photovoltaics International, 5th Edition, Semiconductor Media Publ., pp 131-134.
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Lenardic, D. (2009), Large-scale PV power plants - new markets and challenges, Photovoltaics International, 9th Edition, Semiconductor Media Publ.
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Lenardic, D. (2008), Installations of PV Power Plants in 2008, Photovoltaics International, 3rd Edition, Semiconductor Media Publ., pp 148-153.

Other Reports, Papers and Additional Information

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Deambi, S. (2010), Solar PV Power: A Global Perspective. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). ISBN: 978-8179933893.
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Ong, S. et al. (2013), Land-Use Requirements for Solar Power Plants in the United States, NREL Technical Report, June 2013
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Turney, D., Fthenakis, V. (2011), Environmental impacts from the installation and operation of large-scale solar power plants. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 15, Issue 6, August 2011, Pages 3261-3270.
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Hernandez, R.R. et al. (2014), Environmental impacts of utility-scale solar energy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 29, January 2014, Pages 766-779.
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Phillips, J. (2013), Determining the sustainability of large-scale photovoltaic solar power plants. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 27, November 2013, Pages 435-444.

Other Information

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Plant database for renewable energy plants on islands - Small isolated systems allow for learning about our decentralized energy systems of the future. Solar- and wind-diesel-hybrid-systems can form powerful mini-grids.