regulatory issues

November 28, 2016
SolarPower Europe is calling on the European Commission (EC) to address both solar power and energy storage in its upcoming Energy Union Package. In light of this, the association’s Task Force on solar & storage has created 10 policy priorities that will need to be considered to develop an appropriate framework for those technologies.
November 14, 2016
Phoenix Solar and Asunim Turkey bring the country's largest solar plant online, SECI opens a tender for small-scale rooftop solar, Brazil regulators investigate the value of distributed generation and I&M brings its fourth solar plant this year online.
October 12, 2016
Despite regulatory ambiguities, the general consensus from industry stakeholders at this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live exhibition is that Africa’s solar sector is ripe for new entrants, posing a significant opportunity that should not be missed.
September 28, 2016
The tenet of president Obama’s climate change initiative, the UN-backed Clean Power Plan, was under fire in the US Court of Appeals yesterday, where a panel of 10 judges deliberated over whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has overstepped the mark.
September 15, 2016
Despite US solar rapidly transitioning from an alternative energy source into a leading energy solution in recent years, barriers in regulation, communication and technology still prevent the industry from taking off into the mainstream arena, according to a panel of experts at Solar Power International (SPI) 2016.
July 28, 2016
Spain is considering a 3GW renewable energy auction including solar PV, however, the policy is uncertain while the country awaits the formation of a government.
April 4, 2016
A new plan submitted to the regulator from Hawaii’s main utility HECO shows how the state can continue to steer a course to meet its ambitious “100% renewable energy-powered” target.
April 4, 2016
The EU’s lack of regulatory definition for energy storage is among major factors holding back the potential of the technology in the continent, particularly for integrating renewables, SolarPower Europe has argued in a new report.
December 15, 2015
Renewable energy could become “extinct” in the Czech Republic if the energy regulator refuses to approve payments to wind, solar and biomass plants, and the country will face legal challenges, trade groups have warned.

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