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.
Paper by Finland’s LUT and others latest to predict bright future for hybrids, amid claims that today’s grid parity in Spain and Italy will extend to Germany and Finland by 2025.
Industry claims it can help ensure energy transition is fair to all after EU study finds rolling out 580GW of solar could create synergies in de-industrialising regions.
The EU has committed to lending €145 million (US$163 million) and the ICO up to €140 million (US$156 million) to the largest solar project under construction in Europe.
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.
Wood Mackenzie: Continent will grow to install annual 20GW within three years but shift to auctions and merchant exposure will see profitability come under pressure.
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.
Solar industry hails changes to motion that would have halted new PV projects on farming and natural land until impacts were fully understood.
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.
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.
Asia becomes major driver of 94GW PV addition worldwide, with other frontrunners including the US, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Egypt and Mexico.