Policy for Solar Energy News
In this news category, we make you acquainted with global solar energy policies. Solar industry development in different countries is much dependent on local policies. Find out how governments support transfer to green energy, what subsidies and incentive programs they offer. We collect good practices of solar policies from all over the globe.
Greece to overhaul licensing regime which puts the brakes on solar
The energy ministry has published a plan to radically simplify the renewable energy permitting process. The new system is expected to come into force as early as next month and will be applied retroactively to address a 22-month backlog in generation license applications.
Jan 17, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Policy, Greece, Europe, license, rae, Stelios Psomas
Solar industry asks Governor Phil Murphy to sign flexible clean energy spending caps legislation
The New Jersey General Assembly and Senate passed legislation that clarifies the Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act. The identical bills authorize the BPU to rollover unused funding to the following year when calculating the cost caps. This measure would ease current constraints found under the program’s year-to-year cost caps.
Jan 14, 2020 // Policy, USA, SEIA, New Jersey, North America, Phil Murphy
Bolsonaro scraps solar tax planned by Brazilian regulator
The Brazilian president said the potential introduction of a grid fee for net metered solar systems will be eliminated thanks to an urgent ad-hoc decree expected to be approved soon by parliament. The proposed ‘solar tax’ would have affected all new PV installations with a generation capacity of no larger than 5 MW under Brazil’s net metering regime.
Jan 7, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Policy, South america, Brazil, jair bolsonaro, ANEEL, Rodrigo Maia, David Alcolumbre, André Pepitone
Net-metered rooftop PV on the rise in Malaysia
Sustainable Energy Development Authority figures show the country saw around 94 MW of new rooftop generation capacity added in the first 11 months of last year. That compares to less than 14 MW in the previous three years.
Jan 7, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance, Policy, Rooftop PV, Malaysia, Asia, rooftop PV, Seda
New net-metering regulations issued in Maharashtra
The latest regulation regarding net-metering and net-billing arrangements for rooftop PV installations has been issued by MERC in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Jan 3, 2020 // Policy, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, rooftop PV, maharashtra, MERC
UK energy suppliers unveil mixed bag of solar export tariffs
Energy suppliers in the UK have unveiled a mixed bag of tariffs for domestic solar exports, with O&G major Shell’s supply business unveiling a tariff of just 0.001p/kWh.
Jan 3, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Tariffs, Policy, UK, Europe, shell, Chris Hewett
Nigeria to construct new solar-powered mini grids
PowerGen has completed installation of a new Nigeria-based mini grid and is planning the development of 9 other projects, all supported by the World Bank.
Dec 30, 2019 // Markets & Finance, Grids, Policy, Africa, nigeria, PowerGen
Mt Athos mini-grid shows Greece the way forward
A monastic community on the Mt Athos peninsula this year installed a solar-storage-diesel mini-grid which is set to be augmented by a biomass combined heat and power system in March.
Dec 23, 2019 // Storage, Grids, Policy, Greece, Europe, Mt Athos, mini-grid