Policy for Solar Energy News
Hawaii’s Trailblazing Solar Market Continues to Struggle Without Net Metering
Hawaii’s residential solar market continues to contract, a phenomenon the industry largely attributes to policy changes that went into effect after the state ended net energy metering in 2015.
Aug 8, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Tariffs, Policy, Sunrun, Hawaii, HSEA, Will Giese, NEM, Marco Mangelsdorf
Solar-plus-storage grid parity sweeps through top EU markets
The costs of residential solar-plus-storage have already dropped or will only take a few years to drop to nation-wide grid averages across key European markets, according to Wood Mackenzie.
Aug 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Policy, ENERGY STORAGE, Spain, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Wood Mackenzie, Europe, solar-plus-storage, energy storage economics, solar economics, woodmac, stats, analysis
275MW solar-plus-wind-plus-storage superhub approved in South Australia
A monster A$500 million wind-solar-battery facility capable of generating 275MW has been greenlit by the South Australian government.
Aug 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Policy, Solar to Fuel, Australia, solar pv, queensland, neoen, hybrid park, hydrogen, solar-plus-wind-plus-storage, climate council, turbines, Oceania, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Ukraine’s comedian-turned-president gets behind domestic solar
Ukraine’s recently elected president has rubberstamped new legislation designed to promote domestic solar via special tariffs.
Aug 7, 2019 // Tariffs, Policy, Ukraine, Europe, small-scale pv, small-scale solar, domestic pv, domestic solar, policy and regulation, policy changes, eastern europe
Third-party solar markets will win from US-China trade war — Fitch
The global power and renewable energy market is expected to remain largely unaffected by the Trump administration’s new wave of tariffs on Chinese goods. Although shipments of Chinese modules into the U.S. market are falling, Chinese manufacturers sent more panels to overseas markets in the first half of this year than they did in the same period of 2018. Analysts from Fitch, meanwhile, claim the U.S. solar market will continue to expand, despite higher project costs.
Aug 5, 2019 // Large-Scale, Tariffs, Policy, Solar, USA, China, Fitch, PV panels, Trump, solar market, Asia, North America
US sanctions to redirect Chinese PV supply towards Europe, Asia
Ongoing US-China trade tensions will not ruin solar fortunes on either side as players adapt by redrawing the lines of global supply flows, Fitch Solutions has predicted.
Aug 5, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Solar, USA, India, China, Fitch, solar pv, trade sanctions, Asia, North America
Japanese giants have solar operations on the down-low
Aug 2, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Solar, Japan, Malaysia, Panasonic, GS-Solar, Kyocera, Residential PV, Asia
Soventix in talks to deploy 100MW solar in Nicaragua
Soventix has been singled out by the Nicaraguan government as the potential developer of a major solar project, the latest in a series of PV moves by the Central American state.
Aug 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Solar, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Soventix, Nicaragua, Salvador Mansell Castrillo, PV plants, North America
Clean Energy Policy Push Faces Steep Climb Ahead of 2020 Election
There’s no shortage of ideas for supporting renewables on Capitol Hill. Gridlock has experts doubtful of near-term progress.
Jul 18, 2019 // Storage, Policy, clean energy, USA, storage, Washington, ITC, Ron Wyden’s, America, Wetstone, PTC, Canadian Solar, North America
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