COVID-hit green energy sector may be helped via EIB loans and EU-wide tendering of 7.5GW in 2020 and again in 2021, in plans that herald a future intertwining with the clean hydrogen industry.
Bolsonaro government postpones renewables-only tender (A-4) and auction also open to conventional sources (A-6), putting at least nearly 30GW of solar bids in the air.
Berlin sees bids below the 5-cent-per-kWh mark as it contracts 300MW-plus to PV players while Budapest overwhelmingly opts for solar in first ever green energy auction.
Country is ‘ready to go’ but will hold off until the crisis subsides, state secretary João Galamba tells PV Tech as he confirms details of tender designed to offer storage a fighting chance.
Uzbekistan is seeking private sector developers for two 200MWac solar projects in the regions of Samarkand and Jizzakh.
Army picks developer Photosol to roll out 547,000 PV panels for project north of Paris, marking new chapter for base Luftwaffe air raids were planned from.
Project destined to provide power to National Electric Networks of Uzbekistan is first in a 1GW solar programme being developed by the government and the Asian Development Bank.
CEO of Portugal’s renewable energy association APREN on whether Iberian nation can reach 8.1-9.9GW of PV by 2030 and why subsidy-free will require playing ‘different game’
Solar projects larger than 20MW will be able to compete with wind for state support at tech-neutral tender, the latest for country hoping to reach 7.7GW of installed PV by 2030.
Bid of QAR0.0571/kWh (US$0.01569/kWh) for 800MW project planned west of Doha beats previous auction records secured in Portugal and Dubai.
Solar firms offer 28GW pipeline of total 51GW put forward for 28 May 2020 tender, scheduled after year when PV drew global eyes with US$17.5/MWh average tariffs.
López Obrador says ‘people were cheated’ as he publicly endorses plans to reopen green energy auction contracts, signed as part of his predecessor’s ‘failed’ energy reform.
Limiting solar’s share in the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) to 10% is “disappointing”, the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has said, whilst welcoming the ambition shown in decarbonisation.
Launch of solar and solar-plus-wind tenders totalling 2.4GW comes as some analysts question country can reach 175GW-by-2022 renewables aim.
Record-low PV and wind bids at latest tech-neutral auction suggest both can be deployed ‘very quickly’ without support, says ministry in remarks that set the scene for a policy shift.