Top Solar Industry Power Trends 2015

Quiz Question

1. In 2015, IHS again predicts that installation demand will grow at a ______________ rate of 16 to 25 percent and installations in the range of 53 to 57 GW.
Double-digit
Triple-digit
Half
A very slow
2. One vital factor for CPV to generate low-cost energy, disregarding the upfront costs of the system, is ________________.
Low Budget
Efficiency
Investment
None of the above
3. IHS believes that ________________’s position as the largest PV market in the world will continue from 2015 to 2017.
USA
China
India
Italy
4. In Germany, the income generated from electricity (approximately €0.29/kWh) is high enough to outweigh that generated from the solar feed-in tariff (about €0.12/kWh), which makes it significantly more beneficial to promote the use of electricity generated by a PV system.
True
False
5. South Africa enters 2015 with ____________installed capacity and ends period of rapid growth.
1 GW
2 GW
3 GW
4 GW
6. A standard monocrystalline cell has a _____ percent higher efficiency on average than multicrystalline, not to mention the N-Type monocrystalline cell that can reach 24 percent.
2
4
6
8
7. Distributed PV has been driven by _________ and incentives.
BiTs
FiTs
KiTs
NiTs
8. Since the collapse of the ___________ PV market in 2009, the volatility of European PV markets has forced integrators to scout for new opportunities.
Dutch
Spanish
Taiwanese
Chinese
9. Many of the leading inverter suppliers, such as ABB, SMA and Advanced Energy, released new inverters in the _______________ range in 2014. The major benefit of offering inverters with larger power ratings is that customers typically will benefit from fewer inverters in the field or a roof which can mean faster and cheaper installation, while at the same time maintaining all of the design flexibility of using the string inverter topology.
10-20 kW
20-30 kW
40-60 kW
60-100 kW
10. IHS expects that by the end of 2015,_______________ the largest renewable power market in the United States will attain worldwide leadership in market share of annual power generation received from solar photovoltaics (PV).
Texas
California
Oregon
Florida