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Egypt: New tender to bring 600 MW of solar to West of Nile area

Egypt: New tender to bring 600 MW of solar to West of Nile area

A new tender issued by the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company will bring 600 MW of large-scale solar projects to the West of Nile area. It is the first auction to take place under the country’s new auction mechanism.

Italy: added solar capacity in 2017 expected to total 400 MW

Italy: added solar capacity in 2017 expected to total 400 MW

So far, 2017 has been a record-breaking year for Italy’s solar sector. The latest figures regarding its current additions to the grid promise a new overall capacity of over 19.6 GW, allowing the country to cover as much as 8.2 % of its power demand with solar energy.

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.

U.S. President Trump receives report on possible new solar tariffs

U.S. President Trump receives report on possible new solar tariffs

After two U.S. solar manufacturers filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year, the ITC agreed that the import of cheap solar products harms local companies. It has thus drawn up a plan of possible measures to improve the situation. President Trump received it earlier this month and has 90 days to give his pending approval.

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.

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