CPIA: ‘Only 40 GW New PV in China in 2018’
China Photovoltaic Industry Association Reportedly Sees Chinese PV Installation Activity Declining YoY By 24% To 40 GW In 2018
Thursday, 03 May 2018
PV installations in China had a record year in 2017, but even with a bumper first quarter in 2018, CPIA foresees decline in overall installations for the year to 40 GW, as reported by Reuters.
Slovenia Launches RE Tender
Solar Only In One Of Two Renewable Energy Tenders Launched By Slovenian Energy Agency
Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017
Slovenia has launched a tender to develop large-scale renewable energy and cogeneration capacity. The Eastern European Union member state includes solar, hydro and biogas power projects with a maximum capacity of 10 MW.
Andhra Pradesh Regulations For PV Forecasting
Andhra Pradesh Brings Out Notification For Forecasting, Scheduling And Deviation Settlement Regulations For Solar & Wind Power Generation
Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017
The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has joined some other Indian states to notify forecasting, scheduling and deviation settlement regulations for solar and wind power generation.
Ireland Heading Auction Way
Irish Government Invites Public Feedback On Proposed Renewable Electricity Support Scheme
Thursday, 07 Sep 2017
While the Irish government wants to implement an auction scheme to make sure it meets its binding 2020 EU renewables target while keeping cost low, a 420 kW commercial solar system was installed on the premises of Butlers Chocolate in Dublin, the country's largest solar rooftop system on a company's premise.
Brazil Cancels 25 Wind & PV Power Projects
557 MW Renewable Energy Capacity Canceled In Brazil As Auction Winners Struggle To Develop Projects
Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017
Brazil has canceled 16 wind power projects and 9 PV plants it awarded in renewable energy auctions with a total capacity of 557.4 MW after firms expressed their inability to develop these projects owing to financial issues.
IRENA RES Strategy For India
Led By Solar Energy & Biofuels, Renewables Can Meet A Quarter of Total Energy Demand And Save Indian Economy 12 Times More Than It Costs By 2030, Says IRENA Report
Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017
India's government is targeting 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of wind power capacity in India by 2022.
Moody’s Warns About Retroactive Cuts in India
Moody’s Credit Ratings Agency ICRA Warns About Adverse Impact Of DISCOMs Forcing Renewable Energy Developers To Renegotiate PPAs
Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017
Reiterating the view shared by several industry experts, Moody’s Investors Service Company ICRA warns that PPA cancellations and renegotiations may adversely affect the growth in India’s renewable energy sector.
PV Retrofits For Barbados Government Buildings
As Of October 13 Government Buildings In Barbados Will Be Retrofitted With Solar Panels To Save $16 Million; Other Public Buildings Will Also Receive Solar Rooftops
Friday, 18 Aug 2017
The Minister with Responsibility for Energy in Barbados has hired local installer Solar Watts Systems Inc. to install PV systems at the government headquarters starting October 2017.
TANGEDCO Wants Retroactive Solar Tariff Cuts
Tamil Nadu’s State Distribution Company TANGEDCO Reportedly Wants Solar Power Tender Winners To Accept Solar Tariff Reductions By 21% Retroactively
Thursday, 17 Aug 2017
Solar power project developers continue to be pressured by electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) in India to renegotiate previously agreed solar power tariffs.
Delhi Metro’s Solar Plans Hit Roadblock
Ministry Of Power Says Only Distribution Companies Eligible for ISTS Waiver; DMRC & Madhya Pradesh Government Ask MNRE To Intervene
Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) may have to pay extra to procure solar power from the 750 MW Rewa Solar Power Project located in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Latvia Launches Net Metering Scheme
Latvenergo Customers Eligible To Install Up To 10 kW Of Rooftop Solar System Capacity As Part of New Net Metering Program In Latvia
Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017
Latvia’s state-owned utility Latvenergo has launched a net metering scheme that allows customers to install solar power systems between 1.5 and 10 kW to generate clean energy.
Indian Parliament Criticizes Solar Program
Indian Parliamentary Committee On Energy Criticizes Slow Progress of Solar Program In Report Which Recommends Several Improvements
Monday, 07 Aug 2017
The latest record low tariffs in India have been questioned by India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy as the developers of such projects may find it difficult to raise funds and compromise on the quality of materials used.
“India Must Install 10 GW In FY 2017-18”
ASSOCHAM Argues In Report That India Needs To Overcome Many Hurdles And Install Over 15 GW Every Year Post FY 2018 To Achieve 100 GW Target
Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017
If India wants to achieve its 100 GW solar power target by 2022, it needs to install 10 GW in FY 2017-18. Thereafter, additions should be more than 15 GW annually every year.
1.1 MW Commissioned in Azerbaijan
Pirallahi PV Plant Comes Online In Azerbaijan; Aims For 12.8 MW Of Cumulative Capacity By 2020
Friday, 28 Jul 2017
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev inaugurated Solar Power Plant in the Baku region (Photo Credit: State Agency On Alternative And Renewable Energy Sources, Azerbaijan).
Grid Fees For Solar in Wallonia
Belgium’s Wallonia Region To Impose Grid Fee For Residential PV Installations As of 2020; Flanders Thinks Of Incentivizing Community Solar Efforts
Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017
Belgium’s French-speaking Wallonia region is planning to implement a grid fee for residential PV installations as of January 1, 2020. The Wallonia Commission for Energy (CWaPE) was earlier planning to impose the fee as of 2019.
Karnataka Invites Bids For 200 MW
State Renewable Energy Development Agency of Indian State Karnataka Scouting For EPC Contractors For 200 MW At Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park
Friday, 21 Jul 2017
Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) is looking for an EPC contractor to set up 200 MW of solar PV capacity at Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park.
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