Premium payments in the entire renewable energy sector in Spain were 19% higher than envisaged in the 2012 outlook, while the total compensation in the photovoltaic sector in 2012 was close to the original forecast.
Austria started its subsidy round for PV power plants on Friday. A total budget of €36 million has been set aside. With this budget more than 24,000 power plants with a total capacity of 115 MW are expected to be developed.
The government of El Salvador is gearing up to build a 14 MW photovoltaic plant with financial help from German state bank KfW. It is expected to be the largest system of its kind, when complete.
The Cypriot Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA) announced a number of steps on Friday, aimed at facilitating development of PV in Cyprus. Among them is the large-scale application of net metering.
A strategic agreement between China Wind Power and CNNC Rich Energy will bring another 200 MW of solar capacity to China by 2015.
Ib vogt GmbH has completed around 30 MW worth of photovoltaic projects in Q1 2013. Overall, the German company has installed 55 MW in the country.
German solar company Ebitsch Energietechnik plans to invest 5 million Brazilian reales (US$ 2.54 million) in a photovoltaic project in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte.
Germany reportedly added 290 MW of new photovoltaic capacity in March, according to the Federal Environment Minister. While the Federal Network Agency’s figures are still to be released, if the information proves true, the solar...
Turkey is poised to become one of the third largest PV markets in the Middle East over the next five years, with 1.7 GW of unlicensed commercial-scale projects set to be installed through 2018, according to further details...
The North American Development Bank (NADB) has agreed to loan SunEdison US$35 million for the construction of the U.S. solar company’s 16 MW (DC) photovoltaic park in Arizona.
A total of 537 MW of new large-scale photovoltaic capacity was added in the first quarter of 2013, according to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
2013 is expected to be a pivotal year for the Turkish solar industry, as the country’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority gears up to distribute PV production licenses for projects larger than 1 MW. Meanwhile, cumulative capacity...
While photovoltaic energy generation in Italy decreased 14.6% last month, wind and hydro-electric power both recorded a significant boost, reports Terna. Meanwhile, at €6.6 billion, solar funding is nearing its limit.
According to a new report issued by the International Energy Agency (IEA), already installed photovoltaic systems will produce "at least" 110 TWh, or 110 billion kWh in 2013, thus representing 0.5% of global electricity demand....
Global photovoltaic installations are forecast to exceed 35 GW in 2013, equivalent to a growth of 12%, according to an analysis published by research company IHS Solar. Last year, it says, global photovoltaic installations...
Portugal-based Martifer Solar has commissioned a 28.1 MWp photovoltaic project in the U.K. Spread across a number of systems, construction was completed in 15 weeks.
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