Summer Edition 07 & 08 2023 Print & Digital – pv magazine global


Beyond solar

In the Summer Edition, pv magazine sets its sights beyond the solar industry’s borders, in search of those from all walks of life who find themselves working and engaging with PV technology in one way or another: An e-commerce expert shares her views on the PV value chain; a steel producer takes the first steps toward decarbonizing an industry; and a career adventurer shares the benefits of solar powered devices in surviving earth’s most extreme environments. All of these and many more inside our packed Summer Edition.



On top of that, a brewing energy crisis in South Africa as aging infrastructure and insufficient generation capacity mean load shedding and blackouts are a daily reality for many. And we see how specially designed electric vehicles are creating opportunities for those in remote, rural regions of Zimbabwe, Malawi and several other countries. We look also to the Mediterranean – where a stalling grid and lack of energy storage capacity is holding back big PV plans in Greece, and search for the reasons behind a sudden increase in the curtailment of renewables in Cyprus. 

Other topics in this issue:

  • Nigerian opportunity: Everoze Partner Abdul Sotayo asks what Nigeria needs to tap its enormous PV potential
  • Records fall, markets stall: Sluggish progress on Portugal’s record low price projects
  • Hopes washed away: Destruction of the Kakhovka dam will hamstring Ukraine’s people, and its energy infrastructure, for generations to come
  • Path to commercialization: Oxford PV’s Chris Case discusses the next steps for tandem cells
  • 10 GW timebomb: Backsheet degradation could soon be a big issue for installations in Germany
  • Not such a lucky country: Australia could do more with its massive precious mineral reserves
  • More than Goodenough: Reflecting on the contribution of Nobel prize winner and lithium-ion pioneer John Goodenough, who passed away in June, aged 100
  • The value of natural capital: Towards standards for environmental protection in solar parks