Country told competitive bidding could take PV market to ‘tens of gigawatts’ within 10 years, turning the page from grid chaos driven by feed-in tariffs last year.
Iberian operators tell London event they worry adoption of Lisbon’s solar auction design by neighbour Spain could entrench model producing prices developers ‘cannot survive’ on.
Government tells PV Tech 700-800MW new solar tender is expected to launch in late March 2020 and will feature third bidding option for projects proposing energy storage element.
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.
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.