During her EPIA
, Nimitz underwent more than 14 major upgrades, including removal of more than 100,000 square feet of flight deck non-skid, refurbishment of more than 150 antennas, a rebuild of the ship's second service turbine generator and a complete overhaul of her four water distilling units.
"The eclipse offers an important experience to prepare for a flexible energy system with even much higher shares of solar power in the future," said the EPIA
(2008a), and four peaks were identified as EpiA
, EpiB, EpiC, and icariin.
France has continued to benefit from its well-designed FiT for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) but the country's solar growth has been slowed by a lack of political support for solar incentives which the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA
) in a report published earlier in 2014 (PDF) also attributed to attacks from the nuclear and fossil fuel energy industries.
"Despite the recent downturn, Germany remains one of the biggest markets in Europe, with a dense network of experienced companies all over the solar value chain," EPIA
's Thies points out.
, Connecting the Sun--Solar Photovoltaics on the Road to Large-Scale Grid Integration, European Photovoltaic Industry Association, 2012.
According to Gary Fairhead, who has owned and operated a successful roofing and general building business since 1989, "The solar generation which was assigned to be born in 2000 by Greenpeace and EPIA
as parents, now is growing up.
The seven had combined module production capacity of 13,650 megawatts (MW) as of December, their financial reports show, compared with actual global demand (as recorded in installed capacity) last year of 31,095 MW, according to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA
According to global market outlook for photovoltaic until 2016 by European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA
), the fastest photovoltaic capacity growth is expected in China and India, followed by the Southeast Asia, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa in the next five years.