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Solar and onshore wind will compete for a share of US$85 million a year under the new contracts for difference (CfDs) scheme, according to a document published by the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Changes to Germany’s EEG energy policies and the introduction of new renewable energy auctions in the UK have won state aid approval from the EU.
Rises in consumer electricity prices, caused in part by a backlog of unbuilt PV projects, could put Japan’s solar industry in serious danger of losing support, a Tokyo-based analyst has warned.
Controversial reforms to German energy law have passed another parliamentary hurdle, having been approved by the country’s upper house, the Bundesrat (federal council) and now stand to become law on 1 August.
The UK’s High Court has ruled that 14 solar companies affected by feed-in tariff cuts in 2011 may pursue a claim for damages.
Italy’s proposed retroactive cuts on its solar feed-in tariff are a form of theft, according to Photon Energy.
A legal fight against property taxes levied onto leased PV systems in Arizona has begun in earnest, with residential leasing companies SolarCity and SunRun filing an official complaint on Monday.
Senators for the US state of Ohio, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, have written to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) opposing India’s anti-dumping duties on US solar manufacturers.
The German parliament approved controversial reforms to the country’s energy policy on Friday.
German solar industry trade association BSW-Solar is considering taking legal action over reforms to the German Renewable Energy Act (EEG), announced yesterday.
A complaint against Spain’s solar cuts has been lodged with the European Commission.
A property tax exemption for solar power systems in California has been extended to 2025, following the passing of a bill as part of the annual state budget.
Germany’s solar industry association, BSW Solar, has condemned the German government for its stance on PV, claiming that in the first five months of this year the country only installed 818MW of new PV generation capacity.
Retroactive changes to Italy’s feed-in tariff (FiT) are “illegitimate” and could face similar legal challenges to those seen in Spain, according to a major PV investor.
Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulation Authority (NEPRA) has considered energy service company, Buksh Energy, eligible to receive a feed-in tariff for a 10MW proposed solar power plant.