Pressure from buoyant Greens and climate strikes sees Merkel-led coalition axe measure but PV reps warn lack of expansion targets will complicate filling gaps from fossil fuel phase-outs.
Incentive scheme exceeds expectations in Spanish archipelago, Unisun exits FiT-backed 11.75MW plant, Gonvarri in tracker deal with Sonora project.
Results-Based Financing (RBF) mechanism for donors the key to providing rural clean energy access in Africa.
Millions would back removing cap set to kick in once 47GW-plus industry hits 52GW capacity mark, says association BSW Solar as government mulls next moves.
Government minister notes solar’s ‘striking’ dominance as industry reaps €3.2bn of €6bn round and applies for €2.9bn of further €5bn to be awarded.
Chunk of new €34.2m renewable subsidy programme will finance self PV generation at homes and businesses across southern region.
Country to consult until 3 April on draft rules designed to offset O&M costs of individual installations across poorer, isolated areas.
Arbitration court finds NextEra Energy is entitled to compensation after having to shelve Spanish subsidiary when the country scrapped feed-in tariffs retroactively.
A grateful rooftop PV industry enjoys last week's US$1.6 billion support boost, but longs for a different subsidy model with fewer processes.
The second phase of the programme targeting 40GW of rooftop solar by 2022 backs residential solar systems and incentivises Discoms.
Up to 500MW of solar is likely to be able to compete in Ireland’s first auction to bring forward new renewable electricity projects when it takes place in 2019, according to Solar Media market research analyst Lauren Cook.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has reminded implementing agencies of rooftop solar projects under the capital subsidy scheme that they must go through a transparent bidding process to discover tariffs or the project will no longer be eligible for subsidies.
Project Briefing -
Project name: Clay Hill Solar Farm
Location: Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England
Project capacity: 10MW
Storage capacity: 6MW/6MWh
Rooftop solar growth in India is rising in spite of government policy support, which has been lacking or misplaced, according to panellists at Intersolar India in Mumbai.
There were no takers for roughly 55% of the capacity up for grabs in India’s 500MW government buildings rooftop tender, however the final installed capacities could still rise again.