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Bilateral PPAs: the rising stars on the PV sky

Bilateral PPAs: the rising stars on the PV sky

There is a variety of ways to invest in, make use of and benefit from renewable energies. An up-and-coming option are bilateral PPAs: power-purchase agreements that allow a consumer to buy and use power from a project developed by a third party. We have looked at bilateral PPAs from all angles.

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.

Two new initiatives strengthen upswing of solar in Florida

Two new initiatives strengthen upswing of solar in Florida

Solar energy is increasingly popular in Florida. Now the road is paved for further success with two new initiatives concerning co-ops and PACE.

Holland Solar expecting 1 new GW in PV installations due to ongoing investments

Holland Solar expecting 1 new GW in PV installations due to ongoing investments

As renewable energies become more and more important in the Netherlands, the solar market is constantly gaining ground. Hence Holland Solar, the Dutch industry association, expects a total of 1 GW of new PV installations in 2017. This estimate is mainly based upon the stable investment environment in the sector.

U.S. Solar Market Grows 95% in 2016, Smashes Records

U.S. Solar Market Grows 95% in 2016, Smashes Records

In its biggest year to date, the United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,626 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) installed in 2016. This represents a 95 percent increase over 2015’s then record-breaking 7,493 MW. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) previewed this data in advance of their upcoming U.S. Solar Market Insight report, set to be released on March 9.

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