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.
LSS2019 special report: Top official lays out how EU legislation will ease PV’s struggles with PPAs, permitting and policy u-turns as it works to become mainstream.
Leading global ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has officially announced that it is withdrawing from the EU minimum import price agreement, following a number of major China-based PV manufacturers and Taiwan-based producers.
Solarworld-headed manufacturer group EU Prosun said rival Solar Alliance for Europe (SAFE) is “twisting or simply ignoring” data from an analyst report to make it appear to support the latter’s position on the EU-China anti-dumping dispute.