With nearly 4GW of large scale solar in the UK’s pipeline alone, the time for subsidy-free solar has arrived. Ahead of our Large Scale Solar Europe conference in Lisbon on the 26-27 March, PV Tech takes an in-depth look at Europe's solar resurgance.
Land prices and other factors will slow but not stop the transition of PV market that has learned to adapt to densely populated reality, says Holland Solar board member.
Scheme open to installations of 100kW or more sees light weeks as Spanish archipelago works to add a 230MW PV pipeline to installed capacity of just 71MW.
PV industry says annual 400MW could be added as new rules push country to an era of untaxed, remunerated self-consumption and legal shared arrangements.
LSS2019 special report: Top official lays out how EU legislation will ease PV’s struggles with PPAs, permitting and policy u-turns as it works to become mainstream.
Awarding of 505.2MW from collective bids of 869MW is a positive turn for sector but land restrictions will stifle deployment, says Germany’s BSW Solar.
LSS2019 special report: Sophisticated, integrated, data-savvy players are better positioned to outpace rivals in an unsubsidised era, say industry names.
LSS2019 special report: Top financiers bullish on European potential but apprehension around government intervention continues to loom over continent.
Trio of deals will see infra fund Marguerite take an 80% share in the projects, which have PPAs in place with Centrica.
Operator REE to deploy €3.2bn until 2022 to back energy transition plans, with €1.53 billion earmarked for renewable integration and €215m for storage.
Anesco has turned to EDF Energy to optimise its landmark Clayhill solar-plus-storage farm, including the provision of an “industry first” guaranteed floor price for storage.
Infra investor cites subsidy-free potential as it buys over 700MW of renewable project rights, with plans for construction to begin later this year.
Some 2GW of solar and wind will be added in the Extremadura region alone, says utility giant as construction begins for 391MW Nuñez de Balboa plant.
Solarcentury, Engie projects secure a spot at tender targeting 500kW-30MW installations, with average prices reaching €62.7/MWh.
Arbitration court finds NextEra Energy is entitled to compensation after having to shelve Spanish subsidiary when the country scrapped feed-in tariffs retroactively.
Municipal utility group to deploy €13 million to boost renewable capacity after delivering 100MWp of ground-mounted PV across the country.
Germany-based EPC firm, PFALZSOLAR is building a 34MWp project for non-commercial waste management firm HVC Group in the Dutch province of Flevoland, its largest project to date in the country.
Energy giant eyeing favourable conditions in Portugal, US as it shares plans to expand solar portfolio as part of €6 billion shift to renewables.
300,000-strong solar workforce could see bloc add 30 million rooftop installations by 2030, says SolarPower Europe as it anticipates new policy roadmap.
MVM Group wants to build 110 solar plants in the coming years.
French IPP Neoen has been awarded 45MW worth of PV projects in the latest government auction for ground-mounted solar installations within France. The 45MW portfolio is spread over five wholly-owned Neoen projects.
Swiss firm talks optimism towards Portugal’s PV push and why direct access to end customers is the best bet for developers keen on full value chains.
State secretary João Galamba tells PV Tech of plans to boost dispatchable renewables and shares figures and time frames for separate PV auctions this year and next.
Large-scale event reportedly scheduled for June or July comes as part of government plans to greatly expand still-dormant PV sector.
Italian oil giant Eni, through its subsidiary Eni New Energy, has started construction of a 31MW solar PV plant at the Porto Torres industrial site in Sassari on the island of Sardinia.
Winners of April 2019 snap poll will have to decide whether new proposals for a PV scale-up and new auction scheme become hard law.
The European Union solar market grew by 36% in 2018 and very strong demand for PV in Europe is expected in the next two years, said trade group SolarPower Europe.
Firm walks PV Tech through plans to hit 1GW-plus in Spanish PV capacity within years, as well as its next steps in Portugal, Italy, Greece
Grid parity and strong prices in Southern Europe drive wind specialist to 20-year PPA deal to purchase 708MW from plants built by WElink in Spain and Portugal.
PV developer EnBW has commenced work on the first of many PV projects that will form part of an 800MW solar portfolio.
Solar PV installations increased by 94% in 2018 compared to the prior year, according to the data registered by Spanish solar association, UNEF.
Cubico Sustainable Investments has closed the financing for two solar projects in Portugal totalling 29.4MW.
The UK has a large-scale post-subsidy solar pipeline of more than 3.3GW, according to exclusive data from Solar Media’s in-house market research team.
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, details precisely how the UK’s post-subsidy solar pipeline has soared to just shy of 3GW, while simultaneously forecasting something of a revival for UK solar in 2019 with 500MW to be developed.
Allianz Capital Partners has closed on an deal that will see the company acquire the 46MW Ourika project in Portugal. The installation is fully operational and was developed by the WElink Group.