Regulating rush for grid space and keeping speculative players away will determine success with steep renewable targets more than pandemic, Solar Media online panel hears.
Spring 2020 budget boosted from €2bn to €4bn in the wake of court ruling ordering stronger climate response from country, which risks missing its 2020 RES target.
Panellists at London event were all confident market will retain momentum and grow bolder despite the speculative plays and competition from utilities and oil majors.
Network operator Liander publishes list of areas where requests will be temporarily held after finding PV roll-out doubled almost everywhere in its catchment area last year.
Delivering 103MWp Midden-Groningen within eight months involved installing 315,000 panels, setting up biodiversity-friendly areas and linking the plant directly to the Dutch grid.
Clean Energy Council urges ministers meeting for COAG Energy Council this week to ease grid access and harmonise state clean energy targets and schemes.
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.
Eurocham executive tells PV Tech that grid congestion troubles are not going away and new FiT proposals may exacerbate problem.
Stark warning from watchdog AEMC piles new spotlight on dangers posed by country’s embattled grid, with major investor groups lobbying against revenue-crippling power loss calculations.
Regulator MPSC approves settlement of dispute with Consumers Energy but solar reps believe underlying PURPA act must be enforced to stop further utility dominance.
Monopoly utility EVN warns of forthcoming grid integration challenges but aims to help investors hit COD targets.
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.
Operator REE to deploy €3.2bn until 2022 to back energy transition plans, with €1.53 billion earmarked for renewable integration and €215m for storage.
Grid expansion push is first of nine projects set to help country accommodate renewable surge all the way to 2025.