France announces new PV tenders.

France announces new PV tenders.

The French Ministry for Ecological and Solidary Transition (Ministère de la Transitionécologique et solidaire) has announced it has 103 utility-scale solar projects with a combined capacity of 720 MW in the frame of the fourth of a series of six tenders for solar projects ranging in size from 500 kW to 17 MW. The government […]

Albania to develop solar PV but can it show transparency?

Albania to develop solar PV but can it show transparency?

Albania has called for bids to build the Adriatic country’s first solar power station, telling investors it would favor whoever committed to ramping up capacity and selling power more cheaply to its distributor.. With more than 90 percent of Albania’s power being produced from hydropower and a newly built power plant not functioning, the Socialist […]

PV investors claim bigger projects segmented for benefits at Greek auction.

PV investors claim bigger projects segmented for benefits at Greek auction.

Many smaller solar energy investors who took part in the recent RES auctions have lodged a wave of protests to RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, and DEDDIE/HEDNO, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, claiming large-scale PV projects were deliberately broken down into fractions of their total and entered into the auction’s sub-category for small-scale […]

Country risk, installation costs push down Greece RES auction prices.

Greece’s reduced country risk and the drastic drop in RES technology purchase and installation costs, both for solar and wind energy, appear to have been key factors that drove down prices for output remuneration at this month RES auction, staged by RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy. RES facility purchase and installation costs have fallen […]

Germany produces enough renewable energy in six months to power country’s households for an entire year.

Germany produces enough renewable energy in six months to power country’s households for an entire year.

Germany produced enough renewable energy in the first half of 2018 to power every household in the country for a year. The nation’s combined wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric power output hit a record 104 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) between January and the end of June, according to energy firm E.On. The figure is 9.5 […]

Finland opens up the renewable electricity generation market.

Finland opens up the renewable electricity generation market.

Renewable electricity generation in Finland will be opened up to competition in autumn 2018. The Finnish Energy Authority will launch a call for tenders in November/December that will determine which renewable electricity investments will be approved for the new premium scheme. Tenders will be invited for an annual renewable energy production of 1.4 TWh. Tenders […]

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