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Japan will produce definitive targets for renewable energy this year, according to a government official. The country’s government has taken criticism from pro-renewable energy groups for not doing so previously.
The Emirate of Dubai looks set to ramp up its target for renewable energy to 15% of the overall generation mix by 2030, from its current level of 5%.
Reported plans for Germany’s first national solar tender could “reduce market volumes” while the price of installing solar farms are falling and therefore do not appear to make sense, a director of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) said today.
Another utility-scale project has got underway in the UK, with a pair of German companies scheduled to install 17.3MW of solar PV eligible for current subsidy schemes which are due to expire at the end of March.
The French government is looking to kick-start the country’s residential market with an adjustment to the feed-in tariff (FiT) for projects up to 36kW.
One international developer of utility-scale PV projects says that proposed changes to Japan’s feed-in tariff (FiT) will not adversely affect business over the next two years, but certain aspects of those changes will be “challenging” to cope with.
A proposed feed-in tariff (FiT) that narrowly made it through Poland’s parliament is likely to be rejected by the Senate, according to the president of the Polish Society for Photovoltaics.
Japan is thought to have installed over 8GW of new photovoltaic (PV) generation capacity during 2014, according to analysis and research firm RTS PV.
The latest contender to challenge for the title of world’s largest merchant PV plant will be an 80MW project in the Antifagasto region of Chile to be built by Greenwood Energy.
The Italian government has confirmed a raft of new charges for PV system owners.
A committee appointed by the government of Thailand to implement a series of wide-ranging political reforms claims that its proposed residential solar rooftop feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme will make Thailand the ASEAN region’s solar leader within 10 years.
Pakistan has approved net metering as part of a raft of new policies that could boost the development of solar in the country.
California governor, Jerry Brown, has made an ambitious pledge for the state to be 50% powered by renewable energy within 15 years, in a speech given on Monday as he was sworn into office for a record fourth term.
Reduced subsidies for rooftop solar projects in India have been welcomed by a local consultancy firm.
Both sides in a dispute over a plan by utilities in Arizona to increase their share of the rooftop solar market have claimed victory, as the proposals were approved, but in significantly amended form.