Agreement for new solar plants to power all French sites of retail multinational comes as European country eyes post-COVID renewable future, with 152MW in new rooftop tender awards.
Deal to supply PV power at tariffs of around US$38/MWh for 25 years will see firm deploy colossal fleet by 2025, together with 2GW worth of solar factories by 2022.
Update confirms EDF, Hanwha, Innergex will deploy some of the 16 solar-plus-storage and standalone storage projects contracted in mid-May, joining ENGIE and other already-known winners.
Rome’s second CfD auction awards solar 19.4MW of total 500MW while Lisbon sets lower ceiling prices for new PV tender, set to launch one year after exercise that produced €14.76/MWh tariffs.
Bogotá will exceptionally allow privately-run locations to import solar and wind components, in a bid to speed up deployment of green energy tender contract holders of 2019.
Country's largest PV auction to date targets smaller projects and locally-owned developers to ensure procurement drives ‘immediate’ boost to post-COVID economy.
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.