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.
Inverter manufacturer SolarEdge is introducing a range of new features to its PV Designer tool, aimed at helping installers take advantage of the growing appetite for C&I rooftop solar systems.
The completed project for Jentec Storage is the latest in a flurry of C&I activity by Total's solar distributed generation arm in the region, including a contract to supply rooftop PV to an airport that will cater to Indonesia's future capital Borneo.
Cleantech Solar has penned a power purchase agreement with retail giant Tesco Group, covering 19 rooftop installs for its Asia-focused Tesco Lotus range of stores.
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.
Eurocham executive tells PV Tech that grid congestion troubles are not going away and new FiT proposals may exacerbate problem.
New guidelines come as stampede for state's newly-revamped PV subsidy scheme sees it again oversubscribed in "minutes", prompting industry frustration.
Calls for new rules coincide with news that Australia is guaranteed to meet its 2020 target for large-scale renewables generation thanks to progress in recent years.
State-owned green financier partners with Bank of Queensland for AU$100m scheme set to offer cheaper finance to target technologies.
Majority of 1MW project awards now made but minister says both rooftop and large-scale tenders have hit roadblocks.
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.