Ukrainian government considering transition from FITs to auctions

The Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy believes that the transition to an auction scheme may be premature and recommends digressive FITs as a way to reduce burden on consumers.

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Belgian logistics company WDP invests another €25 million in solar in the Netherlands

The funds will be used to deploy around 25 MW of projects under the SDE+ program for large-scale solar and renewables.

Jamaica’s oil corporation PCJ expands renewable energy business

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is expanding activities in the wind and solar power business, and is seeking developers for installing PV systems at the Development Bank of Jamaica.

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Sri Lanka extends deadline for 10 MW solar tender

Through the tender, which was launched in July, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) hopes to build a 10 MW PV facility near Vavunathivu, a town in Batticaloa District.

Europe helps Mozambique design auction mechanism for renewables

A €4 million fund will be used to support an initiative launched by the French Development Agency and the country’s power utility Eletricidade de Moçambique, E.P. (EDM).

Ikea expands PV module offering to Belgium

Belgium becomes the fifth country worldwide where the Swedish furniture retailer is to sell solar panels after the UK, Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

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Swedish Energy Agency revises statistics: new additions for 2016 totaled 79.2 MW

The new numbers reveal that the Swedish solar market grew by 63% last year compared to 2015, and that it surpassed 200 MW of cumulative installed power.

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Alten and Cubico begin work on 350 MW solar park in central Mexico

The Cubico Alten Aguascalientes Solar PV project is located in El Llano municipality, in the state of Aguascalientes.

Belgium’s Flanders region raises 2020 targets for solar and wind

Because biomass is not performing as expected, the Belgian Flemish-speaking region has raised by one third its EU targets for solar and wind, and has improved investment conditions for commercial and industrial PV.

Interview: Large-scale PV in Brazil should be perfect fit for auction, says solar association president

The Brazilian government is preparing to contract new large-scale PV projects in a new auction to be held in December. The president of the Brazilian solar association ABSOLAR has explained to pv magazine details of the new competition and has also described the future scenarios of utility-scale solar in Brazil.

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