UK: A hard Brexit would add millions to consumer electricity bills

All round, it has been an interesting week for the U.K. to say the least, and the energy sector was no exception. In addition to the country’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy (PRASEG) organizing a debate on the Capacity Market; a forum in London discussed grid operator’s flexibility; and a new report was released claiming a hard Brexit would add millions to consumer electricity bills.

Duracell partners with Social Energy to launch new UK-based utility

Solar PV, battery storage and artificial intelligence systems are at the core of a new utility model presented yesterday in London. pv magazine attended the launch event.


UK Government: ‘The devil is in the details’ for allowing RE in Capacity Market

A conference held this week in London shed light on the U.K. Government’s timeline for reviewing its Capacity Market and Contracts for Difference schemes, and what the changes could mean for renewable – and specifically solar PV – energy projects.

African Energy Data Book launched

Africa Energy, a U.K. based consultancy has launched the African Energy Data Book, which it claims is the first attempt to track the continent’s electricity capacity in a single volume. PV Magazine attended the unveiling of the book.

Lebanon aims to source 30% of heat and power from renewables by 2030

Prime minister has announced a tough new renewable energy target, which will build on the current ambition of generating 12% of the nation’s electricity and heat from renewables in little over a year’s time.


Greece’s next PV tender set for December 10

Greece’s energy regulator has postponed the date of the country’s next solar PV and wind power tender. It will now take place on December 10. The Greek regulator has also provided further details on the regulations governing the new tenders.

Greece to tender 194 MW of PV capacity

With the government needing to hit 300 MW of capacity before year end, December’s procurement exercise will go ahead despite anticipated complaints over its procedures.

Beirut Energy Forum: Lebanon’s solar PV takes off

Lebanon’s International Beirut Energy Forum (IBEF) 2018, which took place last week in the country’s capital, saw the announcement of various solar tenders that depict the domestic PV sector’s take off.

Turkey: 20 MW of new licensed PV capacity connects to the grid

Asunim Turkey has built and grid connected two new solar farms, thus boosting Turkey’s licensed PV market.

Financing renewables in the EU and Latin America: Trends and market designs

A new report on the financing mechanisms in the European Union (EU) and the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) regions offers lessons that link financing to electricity market design. The report also acknowledges the increasing presence of PV manufacturers in the LAC region.

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