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.
Extending deadlines for auction-backed projects would help developers struggling to line up financing after months of political swings and economic adversity, says trade body CADER
Industry dominates wind once more as it reaps all 202MW-plus contracts on offer at joint tender, held just after Germany adopted a 98GW-by-2030 PV goal.
Warsaw sets early December dates for 2.5GW (>1MW projects) and 750MW (<1MW) renewable tenders, with industry expecting solar to dominate latter auction as was the case last year.
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.
The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) will act as the transaction advisor for the forthcoming tenders, which will be for 400MW and 500MW respectively.