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The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has said it will not review the country’s Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) bandings again before the scheme’s expiration in 2017.
Kenya’s solar feed-in tariff is insufficient for projects to be viable and should be entirely reviewed, according to the head of a company looking to develop large-scale PV plants in the country.
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has revealed its 2015 budget with more funds allocated for solar but a crucial Investment Tax Credit (ITC) axed.
The French law which guarantees a feed-in tariff (FiT) bonus of 5% or 10% for PV systems made with domestically-produced content may be facing the scrapheap, according to a French environmental law specialist.
EU state aid guidelines for renewable energy could hamper emerging technologies, slow the cost-decline of solar PV and put support for smaller scale projects at risk, according to 28 industry bodies.
Companies responsible for 748 Japanese solar power projects that have gained approval to receive the feed-in tariff (FiT) but have not yet been built have been handed a temporary reprieve.
Protesters will hit the streets of Berlin today in opposition to proposed changes to Germany’s energy policy including plans for a levy on self-consumption.
Solar developers in the UK are being forced to put workers at risk in order to connect projects before a reduction in large-scale solar subsidy next month, a leading developer has warned.
The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), Australia’s rooftop PV incentive, has negligible impact on household power bills, according to analysis published ahead of a review of the country’s renewable energy target (RET).
The preliminary findings of an investigation by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) into the status of uncompleted solar power projects in the country have revealed that 784 projects with feed-in tariff approval do not have either land or equipment deals in place.
Flanders has declared residential PV “profitable” and is subsequently cutting its residential solar subsidy next week, according to the EPIA.
The latest draft guidelines on state aid by the European Commission have drawn criticism from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), claiming they could “constrain member states’ capabilities to reach their 2020 binding renewable targets”.
Dramatic retroactive cuts to Spain’s solar support regime have led to furniture giant IKEA cutting its losses on a 10MW PV plant and handing the keys back to the bank.
Spain’s antitrust authority Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) has revealed the scale of the cuts in support for solar farms.
Industry advocacy body, the Australian Solar Council, has launched a ‘save solar’ campaign.