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Poland slashes VAT for residential solar from 23% to 8%
The Polish parliament has adopted new environmental provisions which also include a tax reduction for micro PV. The measure comes on top of the Mój Prąd rebate scheme for residential rooftop projects ranging in size from 2 kW to 10 kW which was launched in July.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Poland, Europe, Andrzej Sebastian Duda, esidential
The US tops 37.9 GW of large scale solar
That record figure of utility scale PV was under contract at the end of June with 8.7 GWdc under construction. However, installation levels fell slightly, year-over-year.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, USA, ITC, Texas, Wood Mackenzie, North America, Minnesota
Sahel summit backs ‘Desert to Power’ plan to bring solar to 60 million
An African Development Bank (AfDB) initiative that wants to install 10GW of solar energy across the Sahel by 2025 was endorsed by G5 Sahel heads of state at a summit held last week in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, France, Europe, Africa, North America, AfDB, G5 Sahel, Christian Kaboré, Akinwumi Adesina
Major subsidy-free solar project secures financially-hedged PPA in Spain
Spain’s subsidy-free solar scene has marked another boost after a power purchase agreement (PPA) was secured for a major project in the country’s centre-west.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Extremadura, Spain, Europe, subsidy-free pv, encavis, solarcentury
‘New RWE’ sets sights on world-leading renewables position
German power major RWE has reiterated its commitment to becoming one of the world’s largest developers of solar, wind and energy storage after the European Commission green-lit its proposed asset swap with E.On.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, pv power plants, Europe, rwe, e.on, innogy, Rolf Martin Schmitz, Markus Krebber
ReneSola touts profitability comeback but short-term debt looms high
Progress with solar projects worldwide have helped push ReneSola back onto the profitability path, with a cash boost "tentatively" secured from its top shareholder as short-term borrowings continue to pile.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, New York, China, renesola, shanghai, Shelley Xu, Xianshou Li
Six developers bag 1.85GW in Indian government solar auctions
The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has revealed the results of two major utility-scale auctions held in June that saw six companies win 1.85GW of capacity.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, India, Solar Energy Corporation of India, auctions, utility-scale, Rajasthan, tenders, ntpc corporation, mahindra susten
US utility-scale solar pipeline swells to record 37.9GW
The US now has a record-breaking 37.9GW of utility-scale solar in the works after 11.2GW of new projects were announced in H1 2019, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, USA, SEIA, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Texas, Wood Mackenzie, Utah, Abigail Ross Hopper, ikea, ingka group, Colin Smith
EBRD to bankroll Kazakhstan’s new clean energy push after PV build-out
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to spearhead the multi-million-euro new phase of Kazakhstan’s renewable programme, now set to progress from a PV-only first phase.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, EBRD, Asia, kazakhstan
Michigan utility issues RfP for PV projects in 25MW-to-200MW range
DTE Energy is issuing a Request for Proposals (RfP) for a new pipeline of PV and wind projects in Michigan.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Michigan, dte, rfp
Dubai has 106 MW under net metering
Most of the generation capacity – around 63 MW – was deployed in the emirate over the last 14 months.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Dewa, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Shams Dubai
Total expands solar business in Asia
The French oil giant and China’s Envision Group are forming a joint venture offering PV systems combined with energy management solutions. Total Eren is also involved in a 100 MW solar project in Uzbekistan.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, France, China, Total Eren, teess, Julien Pouget, Envision Group, Eno AIoT, EDEN Renewables
Brexit paralysis and lack of incentives leave community energy facing uphill struggle in the UK
The future benefits of technology such as smart meters and the associated aggregation of small scale generation are not being adequately rewarded, support for solar and wind is being cut off and parliament is fixated solely on one issue
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Policy, UK, Ofgem, Emma Bridge, Brexit, Ovo Energy, Patrick Allcorn
Colombia imposes renewables quota on power distributors
The obligation will be applied annually from 2022. The clean electricity required will have to be bought through power purchase contracts of at least 10 years’ duration.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Carolina Obando, SER Colombia, Colombia
Australia’s AEMO radically curtails output of five large solar farms
The Australian Energy Market Operator constrained the output of several large-scale solar plants by 50% on Friday, in response to voltage fluctuations in a 220 kV network spanning the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Australia, AEMO, Oceania, ACES, Andrew Stiel
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