The average price for bids submitted in Germany’s auction for large-scale solar has fallen below the mark of €0.050/kWh for the first time. A total of 20 projects with a combined capacity of 222 MW were awarded by the Federal Network Agency.
More than €30 million in anti-dumping and countervailing duties could have been circumvented by a German company importing modules from China, according to the German custom authorities.
The two European utilities have set up a decentralized marketplace with other partners. The direct trade via Blockchain should help to save costs.
The 15.5 MW project, planned for the Netherlands’ Groningen region, is expected to come online in December.
Around 48 MW of the new capacity comes from ground-mounted PV plants, while PV systems installed under the tenants’ solar power supply regime in July and August have reached 108 kW.
Germany’s Innogy has revealed plans to invest €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) in PV, electric mobility and broadband technologies such as glass fiber networks by 2019.
Finnish energy group Fortum could take over a 46.65% stake in Uniper from Eon, with a deal expected to be made as early as the start of 2018. Eon hopes to see proceeds of €3.8 billion from the sale.
The EU has published its decision to review the undertaking and the minimum import price (MIP) for crystalline PV products from China. As was proposed in July, the MIP will now be reduced quarterly beginning in October. For some Chinese manufacturers, the MIP, as well as a variable duty, is to be applied in future.