Source: PV Tech article by Liam Stoker.
As Europe’s solar sector continues to build – some 6.7GW of capacity was added in 2016 – so too does it mature. Far from the cottage industry it was just a couple of years ago, it is now a key strategic market for economies across the Eurozone.
It’s that maturation which is the driving force behind two of the industry’s most prominent buzzwords; standardisation and digitalisation.
Their premise is simple enough. As the industry matures and consolidates, standard or best practices are starting to emerge and should be adopted for the good of the sector. To that end greater digitalisation will also be adopted, effectively enhancing the levels of data collected and analysed which will, in turn, help asset managers optimise their plants.