Minister says country will ‘not give up’ on green energy ambitions despite pandemic, with deadlines eased as tender contracts are awarded to ground-mount PV and others.
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.
Solar reps of Europe’s largest market call for deadline extensions amid fears that component delays and staff shortages could see projects lose right to subsidies.
E.ON and EnBW among winners of country's first PV tender of the decade, which produced bids five times the auction size and tariffs of €0.0355/kWh.
Official stats show Europe’s fourth largest solar market grew 890MW to cumulative 9.4GW in 2019, less than half of the 18-21GW goal it has set for 2023.
Iberian operators tell London event they worry adoption of Lisbon’s solar auction design by neighbour Spain could entrench model producing prices developers ‘cannot survive’ on.
Renewable energy body MASEN launches tender to pick firms to deploy portfolio at nine preliminary locations country-wide, with the government set to pre-equip sites.
Project in Sardinia (5MW) emerges as sole PV winner of 500MW auction dominated by wind power (495MW) but industry representatives believe solar future is subsidy-free.
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.
DOE wants to help the industry meet its Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) through competitive auctions.
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.
Industry reps join Green politicians in urging for more capacity after auction awards 501MW where 1.3GW was requested, the latest oversubscription instance of a series.
Government tells PV Tech 700-800MW new solar tender is expected to launch in late March 2020 and will feature third bidding option for projects proposing energy storage element.
German firm gets support for ready-to-build 42MW pipeline at 750MW auction held on 10 December, which is set to award US$950m in CfD payments over 17-year period.
ADB will support plans by Southeast Asian state to auction 350-400MW pipeline of two projects this year and next, in a bid to drive competition after a subsidy rush congested the grid.