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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.

Scottish DNO agrees to easier and cheaper grid connection for small installations

Scottish DNO agrees to easier and cheaper grid connection for small installations

STA, the Scottish Solar Trade Association, have proven to the Distribution Network Operator that solar installations under 200 kW have a much smaller impact on the grid than previously assumed. Hence the DNO could be persuaded to simplify the connection procedure for these projects.

Grassroots technology can generate solar power from rain

Grassroots technology can generate solar power from rain

A new technology may allow to generate solar power, come rain or shine. However, for it to become useful in daily life, there are still some obstacles to overcome. Thus it may still take some years before it becomes fully applicable.

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