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Italy: added solar capacity in 2017 expected to total 400 MW

Italy: added solar capacity in 2017 expected to total 400 MW

So far, 2017 has been a record-breaking year for Italy’s solar sector. The latest figures regarding its current additions to the grid promise a new overall capacity of over 19.6 GW, allowing the country to cover as much as 8.2 % of its power demand with solar energy.

Challenging plan for pushing solar in the Netherlands

Challenging plan for pushing solar in the Netherlands

An ambitious national energy plan is meant to push solar in the Netherlands. The plan intends for 1 – 2 million Dutch households to be furnished with PV installations over the course of the next 10 years.

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.

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.

Global solar market grows by another 43%

Global solar market grows by another 43%

2016 is going to be another record-breaking year for photovoltaics, says GTM Research. The global solar industry is expected to install 73 GW by the end of this year before it faces a slowdown in 2017. The UK’s PV market is likely to drop by 45 %.

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