Campaign by ratepayer association against rooftop solar support triggers rebuke from 450 organisations, pushing green energy to crossfire of nation grappling with social injustice.
Second instalment (week of 8-14 June) delves into talk of 18GWdc US-wide solar installs in 2020, solar's embrace of online events and the campaign to revive European manufacturing.
Agreement for new solar plants to power all French sites of retail multinational comes as European country eyes post-COVID renewable future, with 152MW in new rooftop tender awards.
Firm in Hesse alleges ‘existential threat’ from the government’s failure to make good on pledge to scrap freeze of new subsidies, set to kick in shortly if no action is taken.
Our new weekly series shifts the lens from immediate impacts to the green new tomorrow currently taking shape, and solar’s central role in it, starting with news from the week commencing 1 June 2020.
Energy Ministry’s roadmap would invest US$23bn to unlock a solar boom by 2030, pushing PV generation share to peaks of 80% and positioning Middle Eastern state as ‘world leader’.
Country’s most populous state launches two-week call for solar, wind and storage proposals for Central-West area, firing the starting gun for 17.7GW, three-zone green energy push.
Government of Abdelaziz Djerad chooses PV as sole technology of a US$3.2-3.6 billion deployment roadmap from 2020 to 2024, amid plans to use the power both domestically and abroad.
Coalition deal on separate row over wind turbines removes last obstacle to the scrapping of subsidy freeze, which would have halted state money once installed PV reached 52GW.
Department shares plans to ‘modify the relevant rules in the near future’ but adds scant detail in laconic response to bipartisan senator coalition, who had requested one-year extension.
Middle Eastern nation singles technology out among pillars of seven-billion-dollar plan, meant to tap into energy and water projects to accelerate COVID-19 recovery.
Massachusetts has issued an emergency regulation to its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) programme, that includes doubling the PV capacity it seeks to help deploy as well as mandating the addition of energy storage on projects over 500kW.
PV winners of 200MW, 70MW and others help technology scoop up 350MW of 503MW of premium tariff contracts, bringing fresh momentum to country aiming to reach 7.7GW of PV by 2030.
Minister says country will ‘not give up’ on green energy ambitions despite pandemic, with deadlines eased as tender contracts are awarded to ground-mount PV and others.
#EUGreenRecovery letter signed by SolarPower Europe and 31 other associations urges EU lawmakers to link economic relief plans with European Green Deal.