Industry reps persuade France to split rather than fully postpone major solar auction in July while Germany acts to freeze deadlines for bidding green energy projects.
Middle Eastern state starts taking in applications for PV scheme that may include storage element, with tender documents suggesting bidders could have to prove storage expertise.
Industry association GÜNDER tells PV Tech it expects mix of large-scale tenders and net metering support for smaller systems will drive annual gigawatt-scale growth starting this year.
Consortium bags contract for Gafsa PV plant after submitting a bid of US$0.0272/kWh, for 500MW solar tender meant to kickstart still-dormant clean energy market.
Industry dominates wind once more as it reaps all 202MW-plus contracts on offer at joint tender, held just after Germany adopted a 98GW-by-2030 PV goal.
Neoen, Solarpack, Total Eren, EDP among those pre-selected to develop 200MW PV installation in Manabí province, poised to kickstart dormant solar scene in Andean state.
Government is doing ‘everything wrong’ by keeping PV tenders small while larger wind auctions continue to flop, party says after latest PV contracts score average prices of €0.049/kWh.
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.
Launch of process to procure 500MW of grid-connected solar sees major Indian state push for low prices in line with earlier tenders this year.
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.
Sungrow, Jinko and Tongwei among the names to be awarded hundreds of MWs of project capacity.
Government confirms 10GW across 64 projects has applied for support from two-layered 1.4GW tender, meant to award contracts later this summer.
Tender reserved for projects of 20MW or less awards 142.883MW to 23 schemes, short of the 300MW initially put forward by Athens.
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.