Hong Kong kicks off solar FIT scheme

China’s autonomous province, Hong Kong has officially opened up its feed-in tariff (FIT) policy scheme for solar PV systems.

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Turkey: 30 MW of licensed capacity under construction

Turkey has tendered 600 MW of PV capacity, very little of which has been installed to date. A new 30 MW solar PV project, however, is currently under construction.

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Deadline extension in Tunisian PV tender

Developers have been given an extra two months for bids adding up to 70 MW of new capacity. With no FIT scheme, bidders compete to offer the most attractively priced 20-year PPA level.

Lebanon receives 75 submissions for its 300 MW solar-plus-storage tender

The deadline for submitting an expression of interest to build a solar-plus-storage plant in Lebanon expired on July 12. Overall, a total of 75 submissions were received.

Spain covers 45.8% of H1 2018 electricity demand with renewables

Spain’s electricity grid operator, Red Eléctrica de España (REE) has announced that the country’s mainland covered almost half of its electricity demand in the first half of 2018 with renewable energies alone.

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Tariffs in Greece’s PV tender hit €62.97 per MWh

Greece’s energy regulator has published the successful solar PV and wind bids, which were awarded under the country’s renewable energy tender on Monday. The lowest tariff awarded was €62.97 per MWh for a solar project.

Greek regulator disqualifies 115 MW of PV tender applications

In a somewhat shocking move, Greece’s energy regulator, RAE has disqualified almost half of the entries to the forthcoming solar PV tender, set to take place next week.

Turkey: ‘Localisation’ trend dominates the energy sector

Turkey is going to the polls on Sunday, and many wonder whether president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s gamble on a snap election could backfire. Unless there is a shock at the ballot box though, the nation’s energy sector trends are unlikely to be challenged.

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Spain: EPC contract signed for 300 MW subsidy-free PV plant

Greece-based Metka has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the development of the 300 MW Talasol solar PV farm, in Spain.

Indonesia inaugurates its first three solar plus storage mini-grids

Indonesia has reached a milestone, having inaugurated its first three solar+storage mini-grids, thus enabling three remote villages to enjoy uninterrupted, off-grid access to electricity for the entire day.

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