With the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for UK-based solar incentives finishing on 31 March 2017, the domestic sector once again showed its resilience by installing a healthy 640MW during Q1 2017.
Over the past 12 months, the US solar business has been on a rollercoaster ride, with the high-profile bankruptcy of SunEdison and the merger of SolarCity and Tesla stealing the headlines. Danielle Ola talks to the experts about some of the key trends shaping the world of solar finance
and investment in the US.
Falling Chinese module prices may come to the rescue of solar developers in India who have put in aggressive bids on the assumption that solar equipment prices will fall no matter what, according to Mercom Capital Group’s latest market update.
High costs of capital and low tariffs are causing extremely tight margins for solar developers in India. PV Tech caught up with Gaetan Tiberghien, principal investment officer, South Asia for International Finance Corporation (IFC), to discuss financing in the region.
UK-based solar investment fund NextEnergy Capital (NEC) is to invest more than €150 million (US$210 million) in the Italian solar market after receiving backing from the UK subsidiary of insurance and investment giant Prudential.