Plans to rank project subsidy applicants based on their emission-curbing potential sees country join France in group of EU nations linking state money to climate footprint.
Trade body Holland Solar lauds government’s move to use unspent 2019 money to award extra €1.5-2 billion in 2020, with subsidies targeted at this year’s failed applicants.
Solar industry joins clean energy players slamming move by network operators to temporarily halt project additions until grid has had time to expand.
Denmark outlines terms of tech-neutral tender, German Greens move against PV subsidy cap, Switzerland proposes shift to auctions, the Netherlands launches new subsidy round.
Government flags solar’s ‘poorly designed’ applications as it moves to force projects to get indicative go-ahead from grid operator before subsidies are awarded.
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.
Retroactive scrapping of feed-in tariffs in the early 2010s lands Madrid in major defeat against developer NextEra, which sought arbitration over project losses.
Dutch financier FMO buys 40% stake of FiT-backed, €35 million Kamianka project, scheduled for commercial launch in Q4 2019.