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US utility-scale solar costs may drop below $4/watt

US utility-scale solar costs may drop below $4/watt

According to a report by the Deutsche Bank, lower-than-expected demand in the US combined with new increased module supply could lead to strongly reduced costs and prices in the American solar market.

Photovoltaic Plants are establishing themselves more and more as a Liquid Asset Class

Photovoltaic Plants are establishing themselves more and more as a Liquid Asset Class

The photovoltaic market is currently facing a paradigm change. While the former tumultuous expansion of solar projects has come to a halt, the secondary market for photovoltaic systems is largely flourishing. The market for trading existing PV-plants is becoming more and more liquid due to an increased market understanding of PV-plant operators and investors. This trend will proceed in 2016.

Brazil: Solar, so good.

Brazil: Solar, so good.

The Brazilian government is getting ready to crank up its solar photovoltaic capacity. A recent string of tenders has drawn the attention of solar investors from around the globe and the Brazil Electricity Agency (ANEEL) is to auction 2-3 GW worth of solar photovoltaic capacity between now and 2018. Solar, so good…

UK to stop subsidies for sub 5MW solar parks and to change its FiT scheme

UK to stop subsidies for sub 5MW solar parks and to change its FiT scheme

The UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced today that it wants to scrap its Renewable Obligations (ROCs) subsidies for sub 5MW solar farms from April 1, 2016, one year earlier from what was originally planned. Other changes include the removal of pre-accreditation from the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) scheme for PV installations larger than 50 kWp.

CfD’s (Contracts for Difference): 5 things you need to know

Big changes have been anSolar_1nounced by the UK government regarding changes to the support machanism for large scale PV,  with the government moving from Renewable Energy Certificates (ROC’s) to CfD’s (Contracts for Difference). Below are 5 key aspects and considerations that should be in the mind of any PV professional operating in the UK.

 

 

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