Presentation on theme: "Thin Film - High Temperature Performance Proven Energy Yield Advantage Over Crystalline Silicon All modules rated and labeled at STC Additional First Solar."— Presentation transcript:
Thin Film - High Temperature Performance Proven Energy Yield Advantage Over Crystalline Silicon All modules rated and labeled at STC Additional First Solar energy for same nameplate power *500kW side-by-side comparison, USA Desert Southwest climate
Soiling and Cleaning Mani and Pallai, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 14 (2010) 3124-3131 Factors influencing dust settlement Site Characteristics (vegetation, traffic, air pollution) Ambient Temperature and Humidity PV System tilt-angle and orientation (includes exposure to sun and wind) Dust Properties (type, shape, size, weight) Wind Velocity Glazing Characteristics (texture and coating)
Soiling and Cleaning Cleaning Methods and Frequency are tailored to site specifics Frameless module gives better cleaning surface Dry-cleaning method – Typical expected annual soiling loss < 4% – Encourages water conservation – Provides confidence in Energy Predictions Various new solutions for automatic cleaning entering market Soiling Monitoring Station can help quantify site conditions
Water Consumption – PV Advantage Water ~ power demand
First Solar Overview Construction Video PV in the Middle East – Emerging Challenges PV in the Middle East – 2013 Trends to Watch
Pilot Plants set Precedent for Utility Scale Design and Execution UAE: Masdar City 10MW / DEWA 13MW Saudi Arabia: KACARE program Pricing decline flattens; Renewed focus on BOS Innovation and Quality Balance Sheet Matters Outdoor Rated Equipment Behind-The-Fence Utility Design Philosophy Lessons from Mature Markets will Transfer LCOE to dominate: PV to gain share Energy storage is rarely required Unconventional applications Water desalination / pumping Offgrid / Microgrid / Hybrid PV Plants Enhanced Oil Recovery
Creating enduring value by enabling a world powered by clean, affordable solar electricity.