Berlin sees bids below the 5-cent-per-kWh mark as it contracts 300MW-plus to PV players while Budapest overwhelmingly opts for solar in first ever green energy auction.
Anti-pandemic shutdown measures will help reach target-complying 40-45% emission cuts this year but a failure to invest in green growth may make progress temporary, country told.
Solar reps of Europe’s largest market call for deadline extensions amid fears that component delays and staff shortages could see projects lose right to subsidies.
Mixed reaction greets move by Boris Johnson's government to sidestep renewables even as it pledges investment in EV infrastructure, carbon capture and storage and nuclear fusion.
German giant to invest €5bn to deploy major new fleet of PV and wind by 2022, following its success in 2019 doubling net income to €1.2bn and adding E.ON’s renewable assets.
German capital's newly-approved blueprint says 25% of power demand could be covered by rooftop solar and calls for improvements on federal legislation for urban solar.
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.
E.ON and EnBW among winners of country's first PV tender of the decade, which produced bids five times the auction size and tariffs of €0.0355/kWh.
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.
System by specialist Oceans of Energy in Dutch North Sea last year was able to withstand not one but two consecutive extreme weather events this month, firm tells PV Tech.
PV reps hail 'promising' appointment of Alok Sharma to lead Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), following the sacking of Andrea Leadsom.
Berlin could help defuse land conflicts if it ‘privileges’ floating plants on opencast mine water bodies via dedicated tenders, says review by Fraunhofer ISE.
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.
Industry reps join Green politicians in urging for more capacity after auction awards 501MW where 1.3GW was requested, the latest oversubscription instance of a series.
Asset manager Encavis acquires portfolio of five solar parks from renewable developer BayWa r.e., including zero-subsidy, PPA-backed 8.8MW Barth V in North Germany.