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.
Municipal utility group to deploy €13 million to boost renewable capacity after delivering 100MWp of ground-mounted PV across the country.
300,000-strong solar workforce could see bloc add 30 million rooftop installations by 2030, says SolarPower Europe as it anticipates new policy roadmap.
The European Union has provided a grant of roughly €60 million to the Philippines government for the implementation of a programme that would expand access to clean electricity services and promote new energy efficiency strategies in remote areas.