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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.
Sealed bidding for support for large-scale solar farms in the UK will begin tomorrow, 29 January, with the government confirming it had made additional budget available for offshore wind and other “less established technologies”.
Japan’s electric utility companies that had stopped considering applications for utility-scale solar look set to resume doing so, although projects will be subjected to stricter new rules.
Japan will produce definitive targets for renewable energy this year, according to a government official. The country’s government has taken criticism from pro-renewable energy groups for not doing so previously.
The Emirate of Dubai looks set to ramp up its target for renewable energy to 15% of the overall generation mix by 2030, from its current level of 5%.
Reported plans for Germany’s first national solar tender could “reduce market volumes” while the price of installing solar farms are falling and therefore do not appear to make sense, a director of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) said today.
Another utility-scale project has got underway in the UK, with a pair of German companies scheduled to install 17.3MW of solar PV eligible for current subsidy schemes which are due to expire at the end of March.
The French government is looking to kick-start the country’s residential market with an adjustment to the feed-in tariff (FiT) for projects up to 36kW.
One international developer of utility-scale PV projects says that proposed changes to Japan’s feed-in tariff (FiT) will not adversely affect business over the next two years, but certain aspects of those changes will be “challenging” to cope with.
A proposed feed-in tariff (FiT) that narrowly made it through Poland’s parliament is likely to be rejected by the Senate, according to the president of the Polish Society for Photovoltaics.