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Danish Energy Agency planning joint wind and solar auctions

Danish Energy Agency planning joint wind and solar auctions

The Danish Energy Agency has submitted a plan for joint wind and solar auctions. The idea was originally suggested by the government, and aims for a fair competition between both technologies as well as for a smooth procurement process for renewables.

Hungary grants selected PV projects 1-year reprieve to encourage completion

Hungary grants selected PV projects 1-year reprieve to encourage completion

Hungary’s government has amended its Decree 389/2007. As a result, selected PV projects that are unlikely to meet their deadline may now receive a 1-year grace period. This is a further step taken to bring along the country’s National Renewable Action Plan.

Help for Hurricane Maria’s victims: Solar industry joins charities in relief project

Help for Hurricane Maria’s victims: Solar industry joins charities in relief project

Led by the Solar Foundation, 20 solar companies and organizations have joined major charities in their quest to bring reliable electricity and clean water to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and on the Virgin Islands.

Jordan brings solar energy to refugee camp

Jordan brings solar energy to refugee camp

Jordan has launched a new project that will bring solar energy to 80.000 refugees in one of the country’s camps. A 12.9 MW PV plant has been installed near and connected to the camp, providing a reliable energy source for the Syrian inhabitants.

Nearly 100 GW of new PV installations expected globally this year

Nearly 100 GW of new PV installations expected globally this year

According to a forecast by Bernreuter Research, the global amount of newly installed PV capacity in 2017 may well reach nearly 100 GW. Meanwhile, the polysilicon price is expected to sink, which may fuel further growth.

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