Berlin awards contracts of tech-neutral auction where only PV submitted bids, while Athens announces new 482.03MW PV exercise in July after price-smashing April tender.
Government confirms 700MW storage-friendly tender will kick off on 8 June 2020 and seek to reveal contract winners by the end of August this year.
Bolsonaro government postpones renewables-only tender (A-4) and auction also open to conventional sources (A-6), putting at least nearly 30GW of solar bids in the air.
Berlin sees bids below the 5-cent-per-kWh mark as it contracts 300MW-plus to PV players while Budapest overwhelmingly opts for solar in first ever green energy auction.
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.