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Netherlands increase solar power production by 50% – further growth ahead

Netherlands increase solar power production by 50% – further growth ahead

Last year the Netherlands produced 50% more solar energy than in 2017. This brought the percentage of renewables in the country‘s electricity consumption up from 15% to 17%, while the share of renewables in the total energy consumption grew from 6.6% to 7.3%.

UK energy minister against end of solar export tariffs

UK energy minister against end of solar export tariffs

Last week, UK energy minister Claire Perry made it clear that she disapproves of a possible end of the solar export tariffs. Industry bodies applaud her stance.

Bill Gates and EU set up EUR 100 million renewable energy fund

Bill Gates and EU set up EUR 100 million renewable energy fund

Funded by Gates‘ Breakthrough Energy Coalition and InnovFin, Bill Gates and the European Commission are setting up a new EUR 100 million fund. The aim is to fuel renewable energy growth, push ultra low-cost solar and to find new technologies and energy storage solutions.

UK solar growth slowing down noticeably, statistics confirm

UK solar growth slowing down noticeably, statistics confirm

After some very successful years, Britains solar growth is slowing down remarkbly, as statistics show. Various issues in the industry have caused 2018 to be the slowest year yet after 2009.

Germany planning second auction for wind and solar projects

Germany planning second auction for wind and solar projects

After a first successful auction for solar and wind projects held in spring, Germany is now looking forward to a second event. Prices are expected to increase while the overall allocated capacity will drop slightly.

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