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Spains next renewables tender expected for July

Spains next renewables tender expected for July

Spain is planning its next tender for renewable energies, which is expected to take place in July. Only photovoltaic and wind power projects will compete in the auction. Just like in the last tender, wind power will probably be awarded a large quantity of the projects again, as the Spanish government leaves the rules for the tender unchanged.

2016: PV’s growth exceeds that of wind energy

2016: PV’s growth exceeds that of wind energy

2016 was the strongest year ever for renewable energies. The growth of the PV sector consisted of a remarkable 71 GW and exceeded that of wind energy for the first time since 2013.

India: unclear GST tax leaves industry puzzled

India: unclear GST tax leaves industry puzzled

<< UPDATE: Meanwhile, the GST was lowered to 5% instead of 18%. >> The Indian government is planning on an 18% tax for solar cells and modules as part of the new Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill. However, this number is considered bewildering by many and is highly discussed. The final tax might eventually be an entirely different one.

PV installations with storage are now encouraged in Czech Republic

PV installations with storage are now encouraged in Czech Republic

Until end of May, Czech companies can apply for funding if they are planning a PV installation with a storage option. This is meant to increase the available storage capacities, as 5 kw/h of battery storage is required for every kilowatt of PV power.

PV installation: 6 tips to bear in mind

PV installation: 6 tips to bear in mind

A steadily growing number of homeowners is deciding to go solar, as having their own rooftop installation allows them to produce their own energy – partly or even entirely. Meanwhile, the costs for solar power are sinking, hence making a complete payback of an investment in as little as five years possible. All of these reasons, and more, prove that going solar is definitely worthwile considering. If you have indeed chosen to invest in your own installation, we have collected a few tips worth considering before and throughout the process.

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