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Solar in France: self-consumption now exempt from taxes and levies

Solar in France: self-consumption now exempt from taxes and levies

According to a new French law passed in mid-February, small plants self-producing and self-consuming renewable energies are now exempt from paying levies and local electricity taxes. Up to 40 percent of the network connection costs can be covered by distribution network operators.

Renewables in the USA no priority for new American government

Renewables in the USA no priority for new American government

The new American president Donald J. Trump has released a first statement regarding the government’s energy plans. It puts clear emphasis on shale oil and completely ignores renewables in the USA.

Key aspects for European solar business concepts

Key aspects for European solar business concepts

At the beginning of the week, SolarPower Europe released their most recent report on European solar business concepts. pv Europe, an online magazine focussing on solar energy, has interviewed Sonia Dunlop, the Policy Adviser in charge of this report, who revealed the key aspects.

Major price drop for solar modules on European market

Major price drop for solar modules on European market

Solar modules from all over the world are entering and crowding the European market. This growing supply lets prices drop. Nonetheless, various manufacturers develop and offer new products.

U.S. utilities trying to block solar: A plan to fight back

U.S. utilities trying to block solar: A plan to fight back

Renewables are fast becoming more and more popular – a fact that many utilities seem to consider threatening, as they try various measures to block them. Environment America has now released a new report, explaining how to fight back.

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