Denmark outlines terms of tech-neutral tender, German Greens move against PV subsidy cap, Switzerland proposes shift to auctions, the Netherlands launches new subsidy round.
Europe’s top PV market must drive five-fold solar boom and hit 59GWh storage capacity by 2040 if it is to plug gaps left behind by phase-outs, says industry-backed analysis.
Fitch Solutions: Utility-scale growth favoured by competitive bidding will see provinces including Gansu and Xinjiang regain top role they lost to coastal areas in 2016-2018 period.
Incentive scheme exceeds expectations in Spanish archipelago, Unisun exits FiT-backed 11.75MW plant, Gonvarri in tracker deal with Sonora project.
Energy storage systems paired with solar can receive up to €3,200 with battery sizes capped at 30kWh.
Government flags solar’s ‘poorly designed’ applications as it moves to force projects to get indicative go-ahead from grid operator before subsidies are awarded.
European Commission’s green light will see country inject up to €5.4bn into PV, wind and others via auctions and contracts for difference until 2021.
Retroactive scrapping of feed-in tariffs in the early 2010s lands Madrid in major defeat against developer NextEra, which sought arbitration over project losses.
Dutch financier FMO buys 40% stake of FiT-backed, €35 million Kamianka project, scheduled for commercial launch in Q4 2019.
Dronten municipality finds no objections to 125MW two-plant complex on reclaimed island, to be developed by Solarfields and IB Vogt.
Monopoly utility EVN warns of forthcoming grid integration challenges but aims to help investors hit COD targets.
Could subsidy-free revive Italy's industry after years of paralysis? Association ANIE Rinnovabili walks PV Tech through the road ahead for Europe’s slumbering PV giant.
Land prices and other factors will slow but not stop the transition of PV market that has learned to adapt to densely populated reality, says Holland Solar board member.
Scheme open to installations of 100kW or more sees light weeks as Spanish archipelago works to add a 230MW PV pipeline to installed capacity of just 71MW.
Chunk of new €34.2m renewable subsidy programme will finance self PV generation at homes and businesses across southern region.