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Investing in energy storage batteries to “create a 21st century, decentralised energy system” could pave the way to a sustainable and subsidy-free future for solar in the UK, according to an influential former minister.
Spain’s energy ministry has approved a new regulation for self-consumption, which has been branded as a deliberate attempt to avoid the development of PV and self-consumption within Spain, by the country’s solar association.
Indian government plans to waive transmission charges for electricity coming from renewable energy sources will benefit some PV developers in the “short term”, according to an Indian market consultant.
The viability of PV projects coming out of the three latest state solar auctions in India is “quite low”, according to an initial examination from consultancy firm Bridge to India, but industry opinions differ over the quality of project returns.
Germany will not cut its feed-in tariffs for solar in Q4 2015, the first time that deployment was insufficient to trigger a reduction, the country’s federal grid operator has confirmed.
As many as 27,000 jobs could be lost if the UK government presses ahead with plans to cut the solar feed-in tariff by 87%, according to research carried out by one of the country’s trade bodies.
PV developer SkyPower has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the government of Madhya Pradesh to develop 150MW solar power projects in the Indian state.
Leading PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has revised upwards its sales and earnings forecast in 2015 for a second time this year.
Scotland’s government has decided to go against the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) Renewables Obligation proposals and retain the grandfathering guarantee.
The UK government’s response to a petition calling for dramatic feed-in tariff cut proposals to be reversed has been criticised after it insisted expected returns of 4% would be “appropriate” for the industry to operate.
The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has officially approved its net metering policy for rooftop PV in the state.
The passing of legislation that will see California sourcing 50% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 has been hailed as a “huge win” by the US Solar Energy Industries’ Association (SEIA).
UK-based PS Renewables is “confident” of developing its 50MW Eveley Solar Farm at grid-parity in the near future and said there are still options available for utility-scale solar projects of similar scale in the country.
Madhya Pradesh has yet to sign power purchase agreements with at least two of the winning project developers from its solar auction, because they are asking for a higher tariff than the lowest winning bidder, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India.
Another set of low winning bids in India from the latest 500MW solar auction in the state of Punjab has caused more “serious concern” about the viability and quality of solar projects in India, according to two industry figures.