This is the first report in the world to look at the intersection of solar PV and digitalisation and to look at how new digital technology can be applied to solar. It seeks to answer how solar can make the most of the market opportunities of digitalisation, and how digitalisation can be a driver for more solar deployment. It looks at new and improved business models, the digitalisation of the entire solar value chain from manufacturing to operations and maintenance, and digital integration of the technology into the grid.
It also contains a number of cutting edge case studies in Europe and beyond from SMA, Tesla, Solarcoin, Siemens, Alectris, Alpiq Google, First Solar, Huawei, and BayWa r.e. all of whom are implementing cutting edge pilot projects in this field.