Policy for Solar Energy News

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 News, 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 News, 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 News, 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 News, Grids, Policy, Africa, Nigeria, PowerGen, Niger
Tesla achieves $420 stock price and obtains $1.4bn loan for China-based fab
The current year is finishing positively for the American EV pioneer, bringing it a share price growth and a new investment in its outside-US manufacturing facility.
Dec 30, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, TESLA, China, Asia, North America
Enphase announces off grid solar-plus-storage solution and commercial microinverters
The American energy tech firm has recently unveiled its “Ensemble in a Box” solar-plus-storage set for 2 solar modules and a 640-watt 2-module microinverter.
Dec 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Policy, USA, solar-plus-storage, North America, Enphase
India And Saudi Arabia Sign An MOU To Cooperate In Renewables
The MOU signed between the Saudi Arabia Ministry of energy and India has been approved by the union cabinet.
Dec 26, 2019 // Policy, Saudi Arabia, India, Asia, narendra modi, MoU
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
Rakesh Sharm becomes Suzlon Energy Director
Suzlon has appointed Sharm Rakesh as its nominee director.
Dec 21, 2019 // Policy, India, Asia, Suzlon, Sharm Rakesh
Policy Change Causes A Sharp Decrease In Solar In China
China has transitioned to auctions from the feed-in tariff system. These changes have resulted in a decrease in installations throughout the country.
Dec 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Policy, China, Asia, woodmac
Tesla Kicks of Plan to Hide ‘Solar Test-house’ in Tents at Its California Site
CNBC has discovered that Tesla was given a building permit that will let the company to attach two canopy covers above their solar test sites. at the beginning of this year, Elen Musk had made it public that 2019 will be the year of solar roofs.
Dec 21, 2019 // Technology, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Rooftop PV, TESLA, CNBC, Elen Musk
Vietnam Will no Longer License Mass Solar Projects
A policy document that was made public recently, Hanoi has asked all regional governments and EVN to stop authoring the creation of new solar parks. Before now, about 8.93 GW utility solar energy capacity was approved.
Dec 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, pv power plants, Asia, Vietnam, evn
Investors learn about Tasmania’s green hydrogen potential
The Australian state of Tasmania has approached international investors to present its unique potential for the production of hydrogen from renewable sources, as it aims to position itself at the forefront of the nation’s green hydrogen push.
Dec 12, 2019 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Solar to Fuel, Australia, hydrogen, Oceania, Steve Davy
Singyes Solar changes company name
Singyes is willing to bring its unsuccessful 2-year-long period to an end. The solar manufacturer and developer now belongs to Shuifa Group, and is going to rename the company correspondingly.
Dec 10, 2019 // Policy, bipv, Singyes Solar, China, Asia, Building-integrated photovoltaics