Countries must ensure COVID-19 does not derail green energy momentum, European Commission says as preliminary analysis shows EU bloc set to overshoot 32%-by-2030 target.
Operators laud move to make green energy core axis of €750 billion post-COVID roadmap known as Next Generation EU, but specifics on reported plans for EU-wide auctioning remain few.
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.
Poland, Spain and six other governments join industry calls for segment to become strategic axis of COVID-19 comeback, with new SolarPower Europe platform now launched to help the cause.
Calls build for green EU COVID-19 comeback as Spanish outlet EL PAÍS quotes unpublished European Commission plan, reportedly focusing on green energy and buildings as priority areas.
Move by EU leaders to push ‘green transition’ into heart of pandemic recovery plan comes as reports of supply chain impacts spread across the bloc's major PV markets.
European Climate Law draft criticised over move to make 2050 climate neutrality goal binding but leave 2030 goal undecided until September, with PV industry group urging EU to solve grid and planning bottlenecks.
EU executive finds no competition concerns around €4.1 billion deal that will see Mitsubishi take 80% stake in Eneco and subsidiary Chubu hold remaining 20%.
EU production line of 5 to 10GW a year is possible and would help deliver the required 117GW-to-630GW capacity push, experts say as separate study touts PV’s job benefits for coal regions.
Brussels’ new roadmap to pour one trillion euros into the sustainable economy should first support “already available” technologies such as PV, says industry body SolarPower Europe.
World Bank body will back competitive bidding process for lowland PV plant, hoped by its sponsors to be the first of series in land-scarce, overcrowded Asian country.
EU’s plan to lead the global fight for a greener and fairer economy finds European PV ready for a deployment surge, after installing 16.7GW continent-wide in stellar 2019.
Major European lender backs plans by developer IM2 of 15 new plants in Southern state, the latest solar move for bank vowing not to sponsor fossil fuel ventures going forward.
Meyer Burger and others propose 2GW PV-making plant that would equip 10GW downstream portfolio, which in turn would power hydrogen production for sale to heavy industries.
Canada's Brookfield adds to growing solar portfolio by becoming co-owner alongside financial giant KKR, in deal that saw original owner Acek shed final 20% stake.