China’s NEA has officially dropped the target to at least 105 GW by 2020, as well as setting goals for the PV industry and indicating that it will emphasize projects in Eastern China and the region around Beijing.
Representing 23% of gross residential megawatts booked in the third quarter, SolarCity loan and cash sales helped drive a 76% revenue increase year-over-year as company exceeds 300,000 solar customers.
Almost 2.5 GW of solar projects have been submitted to the Netherland’s autumn SDE+ tender round. The SDE+ autumn round has a budget of 5 billion available to renewable energy projects, with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs announcing last week that 2.439 GW of solar projects, worth 11.5 billion, had applied for the SDE+ subsidy in the latest tender round.
The German EPC contractor for solar developments has announced solid financial results for the third quarter of the year, with yearly growth in revenues, EBIT and gross margin, which the company puts down to its presence in growing markets around the world, as well sensible prices and supply chain initiatives.
Ofgem and the UK Government have announced a call for views on how a smarter and more flexible energy system could create better value for the countrys energy customers. Ofgem estimates that smarter energy use could benefit both consumers and the industry to the tune of £8 billion a year.
Christopher Mansour is the vice president of federal affairs for Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). pv magazine discussed with him his predictions on energy policy under a Trump presidency, and what SEIAs strategy is.
The German solar inverter specialist reports 3.2% year-on-year sales increase to the end of Q3, while operating earnings increase considerably against same period last year. CEO warns of unknowns of Trump presidency, and rails against Chinese tactics.