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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.

British government reaches financial settlement with installers after feed-in tariff court case

British government reaches financial settlement with installers after feed-in tariff court case

After the British government decided to cut back the feed-in tariffs for new solar installations in 2011, five outraged installers took the matter to court, seeking a 140 million GBP compensation. Now the government reached an out of court settlement with them.

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.

Dutch 2018 SDE+ program for utility-scale renewables starts first round

Dutch 2018 SDE+ program for utility-scale renewables starts first round

The Dutch SDE+ program is now open for applications for its first round. Successful projects may receive subsidies for as long as 15 years, provided that certain requirements are met.

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