support schemes

January 9, 2024
The European Commission (EC) has approved a €2.9 billion (US$3.2 billion) French aid scheme supporting investment in green industries.
August 3, 2023
The European Commission has approved a €2.36 billion (US$2.6 billion) Hungarian scheme to accelerate investment towards renewables manufacturing.
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May 15, 2023
Combining solar plants with agriculture is becoming more prevalent in markets globally, increasing the availability of sites for new PV projects while reducing land-use conflicts. Will Norman details how the industry can take advantage of agrivoltaic opportunities while navigating construction, operation and maintenance challenges.
February 17, 2023
The European Commission has approved Romania’s €259 million scheme to support investments in the production, assembly and recycling of batteries, PV cells and solar panels.
December 22, 2022
The European Commission (EC) has approved Germany’s modification to its renewables energy scheme, which is designed to help the country achieve its renewable targets.
April 16, 2020
Massachusetts has issued an emergency regulation to its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) programme, that includes doubling the PV capacity it seeks to help deploy as well as mandating the addition of energy storage on projects over 500kW.
July 25, 2018
The Irish government has approved the country’s long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), with the first auction set to take place in 2019 after state aid approval has been secured from the European Union.
December 18, 2017
Aiming to make its local solar manufacturers competitive on the global stage, the Indian government has proposed direct financial support of INR110 billion (US$1.7 billion) and a 12GW allocation of public sector tenders mandated to include locally sourced PV equipment.
September 5, 2017
Irish solar developers will have to compete with other renewable energy technologies in large-scale auctions under government proposals unveiled yesterday, which also failed to offer concrete plans for support to rooftop solar.
April 1, 2016
The UK’s PV industry has just been through its latest annual rush to complete utility-scale solar farm projects and connect them to the grid before the deadline closed for their accredited level of financial support.

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