As you can see via this table, the countries that have the highest installed base are the countries that have the HIGHEST artificial GOVERNMENT support. I believe that Germany supports the solar cell industry at the rate of approximately $0.50 per kilo Watt Hour delivered to their grid. Even here in my North Eastern Illinois city the DELIVERED price is only about $0.14 per kilo Watt hour used. Germany's government is propping up their Solar Photo Voltaic industry and distorting the market place.
Are photovoltaics not cost effective at all locations or only those with limiting factors such as less than optimum solar intensity, no in country solar panel manufacturing facilities etc. Furthermore cost effective includes other factors such as quality of supply when disruptive factors such as oil shortages occur in an increasingly unstable and competitive world.
Photovoltaics are not cost effective today. There is no reason to install them at sites that have grid power. The money would be better spent on research to invent practical energy devices. The fact that Spain leads the world in squandering money on foolish stuff is nothing to brag about.
That is really funny. Belgium and Portugal are mostly equal in solar ranking. If I would look on the map I would cry how s***d should be those belgians who invested in their country into that business...
Even France has less solar modules.
Where this world goes to? Belgians must be richest people in the world or...
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.