Latest PV market updates
IHS analyst Ash Sharma says the Japanese government's reduction of its climate change commitments could affect the solar FIT in March. The generous regime will be reassessed in four months' time, says Sharma.
Regulators on Thursday voted 3-2 in favour of a $0.70 kW surcharge on all new solar customers from January 1, 2014, adding approximately $5 per month to their bills.
The Kern County plant, set to begin construction next year and in operation by mid-2015, will have an annual production capacity of 240 million kilowatt hours.
The state's utility regulators are discussing a proposal from Arizona Public Service to amend net metering rates for solar customers, stating the current scheme puts non-solar providers at a disadvantage.
Private utility Ameren and the state watchdog struck a deal this week to continue a solar rebate program that currently has $50 million available for PV projects in the Midwestern state.
The 175-acre solar farm has been approved by Dorset County Council despite facing stiff opposition from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).