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UK government proposals to cut its feed-in-tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV installations by as much as 87% have shocked the solar industry, which is already reeling from a recent wave of potentially damaging policy proposals, according the UK’s Solar Trade Association (STA).
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is proposing to cut the feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV installations by as much as 87%.
Germany-based PV developer IBC Solar is planning to complete 80MW of solar projects in its home country this year.
An alliance of 100 organisations has written to UK Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to support small-scale renewables ahead of a forthcoming comprehensive review of the country’s feed-in tariff regime.
The French government has doubled the size of a solar tender from 400 to 800MW, claiming that bid prices for solar had now fallen to a similar level as wind power.
ZN Shine has been formally removed from the minimum import price (MIP) undertaking agreed between China and the EU.
The UK PV industry is gearing up for a fight over government plans to change the rules governing the country’s solar feed-in tariff.
Developer and PV plant services company Phoenix Solar has followed news of a 300% jump in year-on-year revenues with the award of six projects in Turkey.
Inverter manufacturer Ingeteam has been granted a €55 million (US$61 million) loan by the European Investment Bank (EIB) for its research and development of renewable energy.
The EU has increased anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar glass to a maximum of 75.4%. The highest original anti-dumping tariff was 36.1%.
Swiss energy infrastructure firm BKW has merged with solar monitoring company Solare Datensysteme.
The Spanish Government has put forward a third set of proposals for the Royal Decree on solar self-consumption, which improves on the previous proposals but maintains the key punitive measures, according to a lawyer specialising in trade issues in Spain.
Laser systems specialist LPKF Laser & Electronics expects lean new order bookings in its Solar segment for the remaining half of 2015.
Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK’s largest solar developer by capacity, has confirmed it is to launch a considerable push into Ireland’s nascent solar PV market this year.
The sale of Soitec’s concentrator PV unit to ConcenSolar has collapsed.