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Bill Gates and EU set up EUR 100 million renewable energy fund

Bill Gates and EU set up EUR 100 million renewable energy fund

Funded by Gates‘ Breakthrough Energy Coalition and InnovFin, Bill Gates and the European Commission are setting up a new EUR 100 million fund. The aim is to fuel renewable energy growth, push ultra low-cost solar and to find new technologies and energy storage solutions.

UK solar growth slowing down noticeably, statistics confirm

UK solar growth slowing down noticeably, statistics confirm

After some very successful years, Britains solar growth is slowing down remarkbly, as statistics show. Various issues in the industry have caused 2018 to be the slowest year yet after 2009.

France holds fourth solar tender out of series of six and allocates 720 MW

France holds fourth solar tender out of series of six and allocates 720 MW

France has assigned 103 utility-scale solar projects in what was the fourth out of a series of six tenders. Between all of them, they are expected to reach a total of 4 GW of new solar facility. The projects assigned in this particular round had an average price of EUR 58.2/MWh and an overall capacity of 720 MW.

Greece to hold auction for 300 MW of PV capacity in July

Greece to hold auction for 300 MW of PV capacity in July

After a first pilot tender in 2016, Greece will hold further auctions in July. They will tender 300 MW respectively to both PV and wind energy. The aim of the scheme is to support and promote renewable energies.

Dutch SDE+ program to provide more support for small projects

Dutch SDE+ program to provide more support for small projects

As the Dutch SDE+ program was able to successfully boost projects with a size of more than 1 MW, the country‘s government now intends to adapt the program slightly in order to grant smaller projects a higher level of incentive.

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