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Solar boom in Australia’s Queensland region

Solar boom in Australia’s Queensland region

The solar sector in Australia’s Queensland region is growing constantly. Projects with a total size of 4 GW are currently in the pipeline, and another 31 GW are awaiting financing.

Reform to Feed-In Tariff for solar plants in Ukraine

Reform to Feed-In Tariff for solar plants in Ukraine

Early in June 2015, Ukrainian parliament adopted a Draft Law that contains various changes to the current feed-in tariff regime for solar plants in Ukraine, No. 2010-d of 19.05.2015. Due to several legislative barriers, such as a problematic local content requirement, the solar sector has stagnated for the last several years. The law amendment tackles many important barriers to pv systems.

Still favorable investment conditions for unlicensed photovoltaic plants in Turkey

Still favorable investment conditions for unlicensed photovoltaic plants in Turkey

The high solar irradiation and the high feed-in tariffs make investments in unlicensed photovoltaic plants in Turkey very attractive. The unlicensed market segment has the advantage that photovoltaic projects under 1 MW can be easily developed and connected to the grid compared to licensed solar projects in the country. Now the prevailing majority of cumulative installed photovoltaic system capacity in Turkey is belonging to unlicensed solar installations.

Iran a promising emerging PV market

Iran a promising emerging PV market

 After one decade of economic isolation and sanctions, Iran is allowed to re-open its economy for worldwide trade and foreign direct investments. Its significant market size provides new interesting opportunities for foreign investors. Especially the solar market seems to be very attractive. Recently, feed-in tariffs for PV-plants have been generously increased to 17 – 30 €-ct /kWh.

Solar energy in the U.K. moves north

Solar energy in the U.K. moves north

The Solar Trade Association (STA) announced that the U.K. government’s plans to cut its support for Solar PV represents a fall from 70 million pounds to just 2 million a year. Meanwhile the Scottish government not only confirms that sub-5 MW solar farms will continue to be eligible for the Renewable Obligation (ROC), they will also support even further community solar through an ambitious dedicated scheme. As Scotland distances itself from England and Wales, this might just mean that investments in solar PV will be heading north of the border.

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