Carbon neutrality, renewable target and PV rooftop pledges by new Conservative-Green alliance herald ‘solar decade’ of the 2020s, says EU PV body SolarPower Europe.
The EU’s solar market doubled roll-out in 2019 with 16.7GW of deployment, up 104% on the 8.2GW installed in 2018, according to SolarPower Europe.
The bloc's island territories can now learn from the experiences of six pilot projects in their attempts to transition to a clean energy network.
European Investment Bank mulls shifting lending to batteries and market-based clean energy projects as part of policy reboot to help EU lead fight against climate change.
PV Tech quizzes HIPERION’s promoters over potential strengths but also cost challenges of Insolight’s planar optical micro-tracking process, tested outdoors and supported with €10.6m EU grant.
Sigma 204MW project in Cádiz province comes amid 794MW new renewable push by group, which already owns 260MW Valdesolar scheme.
France and the Netherlands put forward new renewable support measures and lay out how far they are willing to go subsidising PV, wind and others.
SPE, ETIP PV: Bolder approach would help continent seize largely untapped building-integrated PV potential, which goes well beyond rooftop installations.
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.
IRENA: China, US, EU shed jobs but India, Southeast Asia and Brazil see gains in year when off-grid solar rose to fore as potentially major future employer.
Amazon, Facebook and Google among those backing industry calls on European Commission to take countries to task over lack of PPA policies.
CNBM backing and prior ties will ease comeback to continent buoyed by policy tailwinds and cost declines, says Chinese firm after product showcases at Intersolar.
Far right will lack clout to reverse clean energy progress despite gains at EU election that dented support to mainstream parties, analysts and associations tell PV Tech.
Islands in the EU can now benefit from a support mechanism for new renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, while island-focused secretariat visits Menorca and Italian islands.
Scheme open to installations of 100kW or more sees light weeks as Spanish archipelago works to add a 230MW PV pipeline to installed capacity of just 71MW.