Swedish state-owned utility eyes December to start construction of maiden project in Northern country, increasingly targeted by solar players as home for floating ventures.
Industry dominates wind once more as it reaps all 202MW-plus contracts on offer at joint tender, held just after Germany adopted a 98GW-by-2030 PV goal.
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.
Firm completes 14.5MWp Sekdoorn and 8.5MWp Tynaarlo in the Netherlands, tells PV Tech it will next build 27MWp Dutch successor and consider German floating forays.
Government is doing ‘everything wrong’ by keeping PV tenders small while larger wind auctions continue to flop, party says after latest PV contracts score average prices of €0.049/kWh.
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.