Carbon neutrality, renewable target and PV rooftop pledges by new Conservative-Green alliance herald ‘solar decade’ of the 2020s, says EU PV body SolarPower Europe.
Country grants 129.4MW worth of contracts to 267 rooftop schemes, with prices averaging €97.48/MWh for smaller arrays and €86.54/MWh for larger peers.
The forthcoming ground-mounted and rooftop tenders will help France move towards target of quadrupling its solar capacity by 2028.
Industry claims it can help ensure energy transition is fair to all after EU study finds rolling out 580GW of solar could create synergies in de-industrialising regions.
Scheme by Dansk Solenergi bags funding of around US$1.2 million to test what promoters bill as weather-proof modules, with plans to hold full-scale trials.
Installers initially balked at applying innovation to 2.5MW Norwegian PV rooftop but came around after learning costs would drop by 10-15%, firm tells PV Tech.
SPE, ETIP PV: Bolder approach would help continent seize largely untapped building-integrated PV potential, which goes well beyond rooftop installations.
Up to 8MW of PV will be rolled out under scheme designed by Eneo, billed by its promoters as first cross-border PPAs for rooftop PV.
Solar industry hails changes to motion that would have halted new PV projects on farming and natural land until impacts were fully understood.
Norwegian firm to seek FiT support for 485MW pipeline, Sunseap's PV rooftop switched on at diaper factory, Indian solar raises more than coal.
Asia Clean Capital's 2MW project marks commercial launch, Myanmar's 'tremendous' solar resources, distributed solar to win in Japan's auction future.
Acquisition of Urbasolar lands buyer with 350MW portfolio of built and under construction solar, together with further 1GW under development.
Plan unveiled weeks ahead of election would invest AU$1bn to turn 4,000 education centres into virtual power plants by adding 364MW of solar and batteries.
Official stats find 210% rise in large-scale PV workforce in past two years but associations warn rules for mandatory electricians could stifle growth.
Builder of first utility-scale projects and local association signal faith that like-minded government and supportive policy will clear way for renewable revolution.