Cabinet deal enshrines solar as top renewable source in a decade's time but PV operators believe ambition falls short of level required by climate change.
Sister title Current± editor Liam Stoker examines how climate commitments by all three major UK political parties stack up against the country's net-zero target.
Solar already jumped ten-fold last year and could help Baltic state succeed in its move away from shale oil if clear targets are set, says review by global energy watchdog.
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.
Pressure from buoyant Greens and climate strikes sees Merkel-led coalition axe measure but PV reps warn lack of expansion targets will complicate filling gaps from fossil fuel phase-outs.
Traditionally wind-leaning Nordic state could witness PV surge from 998MW in 2018 to 5GW in 2030 and 7.3GW by 2040 via mix of auction and free-market approach, government stats show.
Swedish energy group will install 38MW of PV alongside 22MW wind element and 12MWh storage battery system, with plans for complex to go live in autumn 2020.
Energy trader becomes offtaker of first five years of supply from 1.5MW Bavarian up-and-running plant, billed as one of Germany's unsubsidised first.
Legislative clarity and tax deductions could help fuel 40-fold boom of solar to power 10% of electricity mix in Nordic state, says industry lobby Svensk Solenergi.
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.
Land and subsidy restrictions for PV and wind could see country fall short of 65% renewable target by 2030 despite record generation levels, ZSW and BDEW warn.
Enerparc and Themis among winners of oversubscribed PV-only 150MW tender, which awarded 204MW-plus at average prices of €0.0547/kWh.
Amazon, Facebook and Google among those backing industry calls on European Commission to take countries to task over lack of PPA policies.
Firm raises €23m (US$25.67m) subordinated loan from Hansainvest Real Assets to support 85 solar installations, with plans to add new projects.
Country opens consultation for tender offering solar and wind 20-year-PPA support on a competitive basis, with plans to hold event after summer.