Country producing €14.76/MWh tender tariffs last year overcomes COVID-19 delays to launch storage-friendly successor, with bids starting this week and plans to reveal winners in September.
Rome’s second CfD auction awards solar 19.4MW of total 500MW while Lisbon sets lower ceiling prices for new PV tender, set to launch one year after exercise that produced €14.76/MWh tariffs.
Government confirms 700MW storage-friendly tender will kick off on 8 June 2020 and seek to reveal contract winners by the end of August this year.
Deal announced in January to become Iberia’s ‘largest solar power player’ by sponsoring 2.9GW portfolio will go ahead despite slashing expenditure as COVID-19 sends oil prices crashing.
Country is ‘ready to go’ but will hold off until the crisis subsides, state secretary João Galamba tells PV Tech as he confirms details of tender designed to offer storage a fighting chance.
Utility’s renewable spending soars 85% to €3.34bn during year it completed Europe’s biggest solar plant and put forward large PV hybrid in Australia.
Recent buyer of 2.9GW solar portfolio in Spain means to go further with plans to allocate up to 15% of investments in renewables in Iberia and other markets.
Hiring of French firm by Swiss investor Smartenergy will pave way for construction of three PV plants in Southern European hotspot, set to launch new PV-only auction next month.
Iberian operators tell London event they worry adoption of Lisbon’s solar auction design by neighbour Spain could entrench model producing prices developers ‘cannot survive’ on.
CEO of Portugal’s renewable energy association APREN on whether Iberian nation can reach 8.1-9.9GW of PV by 2030 and why subsidy-free will require playing ‘different game’
Oil major’s deal with ACS Group to amass massive pipeline in Spain marks the latest boost for the country, said by regulators to have nearly doubled PV capacity in a single year.
PV Tech meets CEO Mike Bonte-Friedheim to discuss why the solar specialist is going global now and what it learned after deploying the UK’s self-styled largest subsidy-free project.
Government tells PV Tech 700-800MW new solar tender is expected to launch in late March 2020 and will feature third bidding option for projects proposing energy storage element.
José Rojo continues PV Tech’s end-of-year review with a look back at Q3 2019 highlights, from solar trade spats to Portugal’s head-turning tender, Tesla’s court woes and a solar-plus-storage bonanza.
New Iberian head Luis Miguel Álvarez walks PV Tech through plans to use M&A and organic plays to build gigawatt-scale portfolio by 2025 despite late arrival to Europe’s hottest solar markets.