Greece’s first battery storage system under way in the Aegean Sea

The island of Tilos in Greece’s Aegean Sea is going to host the country’s first renewable energy plus battery storage system. pv magazine explores why this is so significant for Greece.

Chilean microgrid provider uses solar-plus-IT to lower bills

Amigo Solar, a Chilean microgrid provider, announced yesterday its collaboration with a digitized billing system that will help it to alter the utility landscape in the Latin American country. The case shows how solar and IT change the electricity market structures.

UK: 150 MW of new solar PV each month for next 12 months, says National Grid

National Grid, the UK’s transmission system operator, and the UK Office for National Statistics published separately some interesting data regarding the country’s solar PV sector.

Turkey publishes antidumping fee and list for China-based PV manufacturers

A months-long investigation into price dumping in Turkey has concluded, with the Turkish government announcing a list of China-based PV manufacturers who will be subject to antidumping fees for PV imports.

Greece installs first virtual net-metering PV; awaits ministerial approval

Greece’s first virtual net-metering PV system is installed on the rooftop of a school in Thessaloniki, the country’s second biggest city. The system is funded by Greenpeace Greece but is not yet connected to the grid, as it is waiting for a ministerial decision facilitating virtual net metering.

Analysis: 1 GW Konya deal in Turkey could mark beginning of new manufacturing landscape

Götz Fischbeck, CEO of Smart Solar Consulting, discusses some key questions that have arisen from the recent 1 GW Konya solar tender, which was won by a Hanwha Q Cells-Kalyon Enerji joint venture at a price of $0.0699/kWh.

Turkey’s 1 GW Konya solar PV tender concludes at $0.0699 per kWh

The consortium of Kalyon Enerji and Hanwha Q Cells has won Turkey’s 1 GW solar PV tender, which was held today.

Turkey to announce new tender for 1 GW of solar this summer

Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Berat Albayrak, announced that Turkey will hold a new tender for 1 GW of solar PV and 1 GW of wind power systems this summer.

EBRD commits €300 million to Greece’s renewables

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced a framework committing up to €300 million of new financing for Greece’s renewable energy sector. The timing is crucial, since the Greek electricity sector is expected to undergo fundamental changes very soon.

Four bidders for Turkey’s 1 GW Konya solar PV plant

The names of four consortia that will bid for Turkey’s 1 GW solar PV plant in Konya have been revealed. The tender will take place on 20th March.