Exclusive: UK installed 640MW of solar in Q1 2017

With the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for UK-based solar incentives finishing on 31 March 2017, the domestic sector once again showed its resilience by installing a healthy 640MW during Q1 2017.

Indian holy city Varanasi has potential for 676MW rooftop solar – CEED

The Indian city of Varanasi, famed for its burning ghats along the banks of the River Ganges, has the potential for 676MW of rooftop solar installations by using just 8.3% of available roof space, according to a report from the Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED).

Spanish PV association opens Brussels office to fight retroactive policy

Spain’s National Association of Photovoltaic Energy Producers (ANPIER) has opened a permanent office in Brussels to help direct European Union policy on renewables by publicising the historic financial suffering of thousands of Spanish solar consumers at the hands of retroactive legislative changes.

UK installs 83MW of rooftop solar in pre-cut rush

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has claimed around 83MW of rooftop solar was deployed just before the support regime changed in mid-January and revised its installation figures for December 2015.