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Germany’s energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has said he may be willing to compromise on the amount of a proposed surcharge on residential self-consumption of solar electricity.
Value of solar tariffs (VOST) of the type recently adopted in the US state of Minnesota create “serious instability for the solar industry”, according to US advocacy group The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC).
Renewable energy projects in Poland will be awarded by an auction system, instead of through registration for feed-in tariffs and green certificates, if a draft law is approved at the highest level.
The European Renewable Energies Federation has called for a legal challenge to European Commission state aid guidelines published yesterday that critics fear could undermine smaller renewable energy generators.
The German government will face a legal challenge over a policy to apply a PV self-consumption charge.
The EU has approved new state aid guidelines for the energy market that critics say could disadvantage smaller renewable energy producers.
The German cabinet approved changes to the country’s energy reforms on Tuesday that could ramp up the pressure on the county’s PV sector.
A review conducted by the Australian government regarding the country’s renewable energy targets has potentially put multiple PV projects at risk.
There was no reprieve for the German solar industry following last ditch talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the county’s regional leaders.
A proposed bill that would triple the amount of tax credits available to Iowans that have installed solar panels was passed by a 46-0 vote in the Iowa State Senate.
The state senate of Vermont in the US has approved an increase in the cap placed on solar net metering.
Japan’s feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for the forthcoming year have been confirmed and will come into effect from 1 April, including solar FiTs set at ¥32/kWh (US$0.32) for commercial customers and ¥37/kWh (US$0.36) for residential PV system owners.
German trade association BSW-Solar has made a last-ditch plea to the country’s government to abandon plans for a controversial charge on homeowners self-consuming PV-generated power.
The European Council is expected to approve an October deadline to decide its 2030 climate change and energy policy, according to a leaked draft of the meeting’s conclusion.
Minnesota made significant strides in strengthening its solar crediting policies last week, as the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved the nation’s first statewide methodology for calculating the value of consumer-generated solar energy.