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The French government has launched a 400MW request for proposals for PV projects larger than 250kW.
On the second day of Solar Energy Southeast Asia in Bangkok this week, multiple speakers hailed solar’s growing competitiveness with the current dominant fuel source, diesel, paving the way for deployment of hybrid solar systems.
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of Thailand is holding a public hearing to discuss the country’s solar energy future.
The Italian market will soon be flooded with cheap PV power plants for sale, according to a developer.
France’s minister for ecology, sustainable development and energy, Ségolène Royal, has announced the award of 40.7MWp worth of feed-in tariffs (FiTs) across 217 PV projects, in the third phase of a national tender process.
The Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA Malaysia) has approved 250MW of solar projects to receive its feed-in tariff (FiT).
Austria is to reduce the feed-in tariffs available for PV installations from January 2015.
Japan’s renewable energy policy could see a drastic overhaul next year, with a possibility the Asian country could choose a scheme similar to the UK’s contracts for difference (CfDs), according to one advocacy group.
There is to be a two stage reduction in solar FiT payments with the single payment offered for systems under 30kW to also be reduced.
The US Department of Energy’s Sunshot initiative has announced US$15 million in funding to aid the integration of solar into the electrical grid infrastructure using energy storage systems.
Egypt has invited “pre-qualification submissions” from independent power producers (IPPs) for solar projects of up to 50MW capacity, following the September announcement of the country’s first feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme.
Singapore is set to introduce measures aimed at meeting “significant shifts” in the energy sector, including investment in research for integration of solar, cutting times for grid connection and the creation of a US$25 million fund for energy storage projects.
The bid results for the 500MW solar tender in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India reveals that US thin film manufacturer, First Solar has submitted the lowest bid.
The newly appointed chief of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is expected to continue efforts to restart the country’s nuclear power generation, according to reports.
The working group established by the Japanese government to deal with grid connection issues for solar and other new energy generation capacity met for the first time last week.