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).
Victoria’s parliament has passed new laws that make solar feed-in tariff (FiT) rates take into account the avoided social cost of carbon and avoided human health costs attributable to a reduction in air pollution.
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.
The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that solar PV companies and investors should be compensated by the Spanish administration over historic amendments to the feed-in-tariff (FiT) policy for new installations.
NTPC-SAIL Power Company Private (NSPCL), a joint venture between Indian state-owned utility NTPC and Steel Authority of India, is tendering for the development of a 50MW solar PV project near to the Salem Steel Plant (SSP) in Salem District in the state of Tamil Nadu.
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.
A trade association representing some of Germany’s energy storage industry has welcomed the renewal of a support scheme for batteries, but says that establishing “fair market conditions” for storage would be more important.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is to increase subsidies for rooftop solar from 15% to 30% in the next week, although this will not be the case for commercial and industrial rooftop.