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The Solar Energy Industries Association has warned that proposals to reform energy taxation in the US could damage the country’s solar industry.
Utility companies should embrace solar energy rather than trying to block it, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has said.
The number of PV projects set to compete in Brazil’s forthcoming national energy auction has been trimmed from 152 to 88, according to the country’s energy agency, EPE.
The electricity surcharge used to fund Malaysia’s feed-in tariff will be increased from 1.0% to 1.6% from next year, the country’s Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) has announced.
Bulgaria has become the latest European country to impose a charge on revenue from solar and wind energy projects.
The Netherlands has removed a distribution fee for solar owners looking to put excess power back onto the grid.
The UK government has set revised strike prices for large-scale solar under its new ‘Contracts for Difference’ (CfD) renewables support system that will come into effect from next year.
The UK government is to announce “dramatic” cuts today in support for both solar and onshore wind, according to the BBC.
The German Federal Network Agency’s monthly PV registration figures reveal nearly 226MW of PV systems were registered in October, continuing the country’s trend of falling installation rates this year.
Minnesota’s Department of Commerce has launched a PV incentive programme aimed at boosting the proportion of solar-generated electricity in the state.
The coalition deal struck between Angela Merkel’s union of conservative parties and the centre-left SPD includes a surcharge on self-consumed electricity.
Bulgaria’s parliament has proposed legislative changes that could see a 20% tax imposed on revenue from solar and wind energy.
A European Commission-financed project aimed at increasing PV penetration has concluded with a call for a new regulatory structure to support self-consumption of solar power in the EU.
Trendforce research division EnergyTrend has issued a report claiming that PV demand is expected to remain strong in Japan for 2014 and 2015 in spite of rumoured feed-in tariff cuts.
Changes to the way New Mexico incentivises different renewable technologies have effectively halved the support for utility-scale solar power.