Middle Eastern state starts taking in applications for PV scheme that may include storage element, with tender documents suggesting bidders could have to prove storage expertise.
Solar players reap combined 530MW in contracts of 2.9GW awarded to wind, hydro and thermal plants, with average PV prices the lowest at around US$20.5/MWh.
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.
New 287.11MW auction for ≤20 MW PV schemes sees Athens slightly trim capacity on offer from earlier tender, with bidding set to start at €66.02/MWh.
Launch of process to procure 500MW of grid-connected solar sees major Indian state push for low prices in line with earlier tenders this year.
The African countries of Botswana and Cameroon have taken steps to add a combined 125MW of installed PV capacity to their respective national grids.
French firm Akuo scores cheapest tariff and reaps 370MW of total 1.15GW awarded while Iberdrola bags 149MW by pledging to pay for grid space under second modality.
The utility wants to add projects larger than 5MW to its portfolio in order to achieve its target of 3GW of solar and wind in Virginia by 2022.
The solar project will be owned by the state utility and designed with the option of future energy storage.
Majority of 1MW project awards now made but minister says both rooftop and large-scale tenders have hit roadblocks.
Government confirms 10GW across 64 projects has applied for support from two-layered 1.4GW tender, meant to award contracts later this summer.
Enerparc and Themis among winners of oversubscribed PV-only 150MW tender, which awarded 204MW-plus at average prices of €0.0547/kWh.
Figures released by regulator show bids of 200.26MW have been tabled for 300MW tender, seeking to support solar installations of 20MW or below.