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The US state of Georgia has approved a bill which supporters hope will greatly improve the economic competitiveness of solar, freeing up the leasing of solar PV system equipment from third parties.
The rush to have projects connected ahead of a key deadline under the UK’s main large-scale solar support mechanism has the potential to cause future grid problems, the boss of a connection engineering firm has warned.
Singapore is hoping that their first ever dual solar and conventional electricity contract will help reduce the city-state’s nearly complete dependence upon fossil fuels for electricity.
Japan has confirmed it will make big cuts to the feed-in tariff (FiT) payable for solar, which have been expected for some time, dropping the rate by around 16%, from ¥32 (US$0.27) per kWh to ¥27 per kWh by July.
France has launched a procurement round for 120MW of solar power.
In a joint statement from the Australian Minister for the Environment and Minister for Industry and Science, the government proposed a new approach to Australia’s renewable energy target (RET).
The Dubai Energy and Water Authority (DEWA) is to bring net metering to the Emirate through the launch of Shams Dubai, a new initiative aimed at encouraging and regulating the development of commercial and residential solar projects.
Ontario has opened a 140MW solar procurement round as part of its new Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) programme, aimed at projects over 500kW.
Leading US installer SolarCity has partnered with power company MP2 Energy on a programme to increase access to solar power in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.
Bulgaria’s parliament decided to terminate preferential prices for renewable energy installations on Thursday.
The panel that sets Japan’s feed-in tariff (FiT) has proposed a cut of 16%, the country’s Ministry for Enterprise, Trade and Industry (METI) has said.
The repeal of a so-called Robin Hood tax on Italian energy firms could offset recent reductions in the feed-in tariff, according to independent power producer Etrion.
Recent challenges to large-scale solar in Japan, including disputes over grid connection, appear to be having a tangible effect, with negative impacts reported this week by two major PV companies in their latest financial results.
The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has drafted guidelines to install 2GW of new solar PV generation capacity through the current phase of the country’s National Solar Mission (JNNSM).
Authorities in Dubai have invited solar power manufacturers to register for its net metering programme, which it claims is the first of its kind in the Middle East.