Minister says country will ‘not give up’ on green energy ambitions despite pandemic, with deadlines eased as tender contracts are awarded to ground-mount PV and others.
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.
Balkan state says it is examining potential areas for solar to be rolled out in after launching EBRD-backed auction to contract utility-scale project near the coast.
Industry reps join Green politicians in urging for more capacity after auction awards 501MW where 1.3GW was requested, the latest oversubscription instance of a series.
Solar will contribute up to 10% in Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction, according to new details released today.
Figures from energy watchdog RAE show latest PV-specific tender has triggered 148.64MW in bids, down from the 287.11MW pot of contracts offered by Athens.
Government adamant it will ‘not only meet, but also exceed’ 175GW-by-2022 goal despite predictions to the contrary by CRISIL, which warned policy swings are putting off investors.
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.
Claims of €20/MWh bids emerge as country sets sights on next week to publish results of 1.4GW tender, which must choose winners from 10GW worth of projects.
Government confirms 10GW across 64 projects has applied for support from two-layered 1.4GW tender, meant to award contracts later this summer.
Ministry confirms extension until 7 July will help consider proposals from some 300 parties so far, keen to bid on 1.4GW tender meant to fuel solar boom.
Enerparc and Themis among winners of oversubscribed PV-only 150MW tender, which awarded 204MW-plus at average prices of €0.0547/kWh.