Solar Subsidies & Financing Posts

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.

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.

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.

British renewables industry concerned over FiT and energy future

British renewables industry concerned over FiT and energy future

While Britain is waiting for its government to release a new FiT strategy, the country’s renewable energy oragnisations worry about the impact this uncertainty may have on the industry, and have approached the Energy secretary with an urge for action.

Italy Update: One customer at a time

Italy Update: One customer at a time

Italy update: Current Italian legislation for self-consumption includes the possibility for owners of PV systems up to 20 MW to sell all or part of the produced power to a single final client. Despite several challenges, this option is now becoming more attractive, as solar module prices keep dropping and energy prices for the Italian industry and service sector remain among the highest in Europe.

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