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Reports that senior politicians in the Czech Republic want to see ground mounted solar “disappear” are “more proof that the Czech Republic is a complete banana republic when it comes to energy policy“, one critic has said.
Efforts to force the government to reverse policy decisions that damaged the solar industry received a boost when the constitutional court in Rome accepted the legitimacy of the case.
The outspoken chief of industry body the Australian Solar Council has backed a pledge by the country’s parliamentary opposition party to put in place a 50% renewable energy by 2030 target if elected.
The UK’s main support mechanisms for large-scale and rooftop solar look in doubt following the publication of two government consultations this morning.
Investment in solar power in India could surpass investment in coal by 2019-20, with US$35 billion already committed by global companies, according to a Deutsche Bank report.
The UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change is rumoured to be planning significant cuts to subsidies available for solar projects and could announce the cuts “within weeks”, according to reports.
Solar industry members have expressed concern that this week’s record low bids for solar contracts in India may not translate into “workable” projects.
An extended tax exemption for generation, transmission and distribution companies, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is set to benefit large-scale PV deployment.
Solar companies in the Philippines are planning to push the country’s government to quadruple the amount of solar qualifying for its feed-in tariff scheme, according to reports.
The Solar Energy industries Association (SEIA) has urged its members to contact their senators to make sure the investment tax credit (ITC) for solar energy is extended.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has opted to introduce a time-of-use (TOU) based system for state utilities to charge customers for electricity and has rejected a fixed monthly charge that was seen as a barrier to rooftop solar.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is meeting today to consider proposals to change customer electricity rates, in a way that could hamper the popularity of rooftop solar in the state.
India has released a “tentative” year-by-year breakdown of individual state targets to reach its overall 40GW rooftop solar installation goal by 2022.
In less than a week, more than 180,000 Spanish citizens have signed a petition against plans for a new ‘sun tax’ on use of batteries for residential self-consumption of solar energy in Spain.
Retroactive changes to Italy’s feed-in tariff (FiT) have been referred to the country’s constitutional court as the case against the government advances.