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Portugal: new mid-year solar auction announced

Portugal: new mid-year solar auction announced

As Portugal intends to push its solar industry, the country’s government has announced a new auction for solar projects in June or July 2019. A total 1.75 GW of new capacity will be awarded.

Germany: 24 Bids Accepted in First Solar Auction of 2019

Germany: 24 Bids Accepted in First Solar Auction of 2019

Germany held its first solar auction of the year and as a result, 24 bids for large-scale projects of over 750 kW were accepted, amounting to a new capacity of 178 MW. The average rate was 4,80 cents per kWh.

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.

Britain may end solar export tariffs due to tremendous popularity of PV

Britain may end solar export tariffs due to tremendous popularity of PV

As a response to the increasing popularity of PV, the British government has now proposed reducing the subsidies for solar – a suggestion that is heavily criticised by industry experts.

Britain‘s sunny weather provokes historic solar energy generation

Britain‘s sunny weather provokes historic solar energy generation

The past few weeks were warm and sunny in the UK. This provoked the country‘s solar installation‘s to produce an all-time high amount of energy.

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.