JP Morgan’s majority-owned multinational independent power producer (IPP) Sonnedix has brought online a 38.7MW PV plant in southern Japan, while an analyst has said the country’s solar industry continues to target cost reductions to bring it in line with global levelised cost of energy (LCOE) figures.
The UK government has paved the way for utility-scale solar to once again compete in renewables auctions after it completed a dramatic policy U-turn.
Government tells PV Tech 700-800MW new solar tender is expected to launch in late March 2020 and will feature third bidding option for projects proposing energy storage element.
German firm gets support for ready-to-build 42MW pipeline at 750MW auction held on 10 December, which is set to award US$950m in CfD payments over 17-year period.
Further details surrounding Ireland’s long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auctions have been released, including critical compliance and process information.
Figures from energy watchdog RAE show latest PV-specific tender has triggered 148.64MW in bids, down from the 287.11MW pot of contracts offered by Athens.
Connection of 85MW Totana installation brings Spanish grid power from €59m project, one of Enel’s seven to reap contracts at two-year-old tender.
Tender to bring France closer to its goal of growing PV capacity five-fold, from 9.1GW today to between 35.6GW and 44.5GW in 2028.
Wood Mackenzie: Continent will grow to install annual 20GW within three years but shift to auctions and merchant exposure will see profitability come under pressure.
European Commission’s green light will see country inject up to €5.4bn into PV, wind and others via auctions and contracts for difference until 2021.
EBRD to help country tender 25MW of PV and 80MW of wind in 2019 and 2020 even as global experts argue 4.5GW of solar is possible if economics improve.
Joint venture formed to deploy renewable portfolio of 900MW, featuring four solar plants and two onshore wind projects backed through post-auction 15-year PPAs.
Head of state-owned CFE says ‘new vision’ of Obrador’s government legitimises move against ‘aberration’ of forced purchases in recent years.
Awarding of 505.2MW from collective bids of 869MW is a positive turn for sector but land restrictions will stifle deployment, says Germany’s BSW Solar.
Solarcentury, Engie projects secure a spot at tender targeting 500kW-30MW installations, with average prices reaching €62.7/MWh.