Free-market success will require accepting merchant risks and even ‘reverse subsidy’ logic of paying for grid access, say developers, investors and utilities gathered at Munich event.
BayWa r.e. to build its first Germany-based solar PV system without subsidies in the far north of the country.
Even lowest estimate would lead to 40GW of total deployment in China in 2019.
Firm’s Iberian unsubsidised portfolio hits 116MW mark after signing deal for 10MW PV cluster to supply power to corporate’s steel mills.
As the UK's feed-in tariff scheme draws to a close, our sister site Solar Power Portal is running a series of articles looking at the impact it has had and the new opportunities emerging for the sector. Here Alice Grundy speaks to some of those there to witness the 'gold rush' created by the flawed subsidy programme.
Innogy to build 57MWp in fresh capacity in Canada's Alberta, Terra Solar’s Waterford project survives council pushback, Better Energy lands corporate deal in Denmark with fashion group Bestseller.
Germany and Spain to catch up the fastest amid boom set to multiply solar generation by 60 between 2015 and 2050, McKinsey finds.
Wood Mackenzie has predicted that the UK will join Europe’s “vanguard of subsidy-free utility-scale solar PV” in 2019 as project costs continue to fall. There are already a handful of sites that have reached that benchmark and a considerable pipeline is growing behind those.
Chinese solar companies are looking forward to an improvement in the domestic market in 2019 and welcome a phase of consolidation.
UK firm Octopus Investments and Edify Energy have closed finance on a 333MW project in Australia.
China’s top planning organisation has revealed new solar and wind policies for subsidy-free projects.
The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has unveiled a new ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ with existing tariffs closing in under three months.
Aventron signs EPC contracts with Solarpack for 100MW of post-subsidy solar in Spain, EBRD and FMO back 30MW solar plant in Ukraine, NTPC gets investment approval for 160MW of solar in Uttar Pradesh.
Investor Allianz Capital Partners has agreed the acquisition of what is expected to be Portugal’s largest unsubsidised solar project.
Solar developer Lightsource BP has clinched a deal with Budweiser brewer AB InBev which it says is the UK’s largest ever unsubsidised solar package.