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Greece: new renewable energy law provides feed-in premiums and virtual net-metering

Athens, Greece.

Greece's solar PV market has been a roller coaster over the last decade. The new law, approved last week by Greece's parliament, in support of renewable energies attempts to establish the country's clean energy sector with some...

Spain's Constitutional Tribunal gives a bitter Christmas gift to solar producers

Hours after learning of the Supreme Tribunal's doubts regarding the constitutionality of the removal of the feed-in tariff for PV, Spain's Ministry of Industry reports that the Constitutional Tribunal has dismissed an appeal by...

Abengoa redefines its solar strategy in Chile, gives assurances for 950 GWh awarded in auction

The bankruptcy process requires the Spanish company to slow down the Atacama 1 CSP project, to reconsider its list of local projects and consider selling various assets.

European Energy commissions 50 MW of Danish solar PV, sells to Allianz

The wind and solar developer has connected a series of solar PV projects to the grid in Denmark, and has signed conditional agreements to sell these to a fund managed by Allianz.

Spain's Supreme Tribunal questions whether removal of the feed-in tariff was constitutional

The Supreme Tribunal has questioned the constitutionality of the substitution of the nation's feed-in tariff for a complex compensation mechanism for PV installations. Appeals are currently frozen.

EU: Anti-circumvention duties for Chinese solar products shipped via Taiwan, Malaysia

The EU Commission has found evidence of duty dodging

Anti-circumvention duties of 53.4% and anti-subsidy duties of 11.5% are to be applied to Chinese solar PV panels and cells shipped from Taiwan and Malaysia to the EU, after the European Commission (EC) found evidence of duty...

EU trade case: 120 companies, associations to participate in MIP expiry review

A lot of parties have registered their interest in the MIP undertaking

The possibility to register as an interested party for the EU Commission's expiry review of minimum prices and import volumes for Chinese solar PV manufacturers expired on Monday. Many more companies and organizations registered...

Taiwan ups solar FITs, sets 500 MW 2016 target

Taiwan is targeting 8.7 GW of solar PV by 2030

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has released new tariffs for solar PV. To boost activity in the region, a 12.5% increase in tariffs has been set for installations in the northern part of the country, and in Miaoli County....

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Australia reaches 4.59 GW of small-scale solar PV

Data released by the Clean Energy Regulator shows 119,000 new small-scale PV installations in 2015, roughly a third of market volume in 2011 and 2012.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Rejoice! The weekly digest is here! And what a week it has been!

From COP21 and solar cop-outs to c-Si breakthroughs and the small matter of a possible, No, JUST CONFIRMED, extension of the U.S. ITC, it's been a pretty quiet week in the world of solar PV.

ANES: Mexico to put online 600 MW of solar PV in 2016

ANES predicts that US$900 million will be invested in PV projects next year in Mexico. The market this year is around 100 MW, half of which is in the net metering program. Local capacity for PV module production exceeds 1 GW.

India's Azure Power files for $100m IPO

NYSE building.

World Bank-backed Indian clean energy company Azure Power has registered to sell stock amounting to $100 million in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

UK: Committee of MPs writes to Energy Secretary criticizing solar cuts

Amber Rudd.

Letter to Amber Rudd says recently confirmed cuts to the solar feed-in tariff and further caps on renewable spending will damage investor confidence in the country's clean energy sector.

BBOXX secures $15m funding for Africa solar ventures

Solar installation in Kenya.

The British solar energy provider completes funding round with consortium of investors, including a package that uses securitization as a means of financing solar systems in Africa – a first for the continent.

UK 2016: A Q1 boom, an "unviable" ground-mount sector and solar sans subsidies

The UK changes to solar support have met, predicatbly, with criticism

Following the official announcement by the U.K. Government of the new FIT for renewables from 2016 onwards, there has been a backlash about the lack of support for ground-mounted systems. IHS tells pv magazine the sector is...

IHS: ITC extension will avoid a crash in the global solar market

The research firm's initial forecast based on the potential extension of the ITC finds that the U.S. solar market will grow in 2017, and that this will prevent a 10% decline in the global solar market.

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