Commercial & Industrial PV

France announces winners of 150 MW tender for rooftop PV

Overall, the French government has selected 283 projects in the tender. The final average price was €85/MWh, slightly below the previous tender of the same type. Around 40% of the winning developers were granted the €3/MWh bonus which is guaranteed to the projects partly relying on crowdfunding.

Shell awards PV projects to HTC in Oman

Shell Development Oman has awarded a contract to Hussam Technology Company LLC (HTC) to develop and install two solar PV systems at schools in Oman.

Pakistan updates net metering scheme, unveils clean energy investment program

Pakistan has updated its 2015 net metering scheme to make it more user friendly. The Government of Punjab, meanwhile, has unveiled a new Access to Clean Energy Investment Program, aimed at installing over 20,000 solar PV rooftop systems.

China grid connects over 500 MW DG solar in one day

Following the surprise removal of a grace period for PV rooftop projects last month, China reportedly saw over 500 MW of DG solar grid connected on December 29, after developers worked to secure 2017 FIT rates. Overall, EnergyTrend estimates DG capacity to be over 19 GW in 2017.

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China’s capacity additions approach 50 GW mark in 2017

China’s cumulative solar installations reached approximately 125.8 GW by the end of November, suggesting that PV developers completed nearly 50 GW of capacity in the first 11 months of 2017, according to new government statistics.

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Germany adds 116 MW of solar in November

Between January and November 2017, new PV installations with a combined capacity of 1,580 MW were connected to the German grid. Cumulative installed PV power in the country reached 42.8 GW.

Netherlands allocates €147 million in fiscal incentives for enterprises investing in solar, renewables

The Energy Investment Allowance (EIA) is a fiscal measure that offers the possibility for an additional allowance on taxable profit.

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Austria sets 2018 FIT for PV systems up to 200 kW

Owners of residential solar PV systems in Austria will receive €0.0791 per kWh for power surplus in 2018.

China to see another PV installation rush in 2018

China is likely to experience another solar PV installation rush in H1 2018, as the June 30 FIT deadline looms, although it will not reach more than 7.2 GW, says EnergyTrend. Q4 is, however, expected to see “hectic” activity topping 20 GW ahead of a December 30 deadline.

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Argentina: New distributed generation provisions come into force

The publication of the law in Argentina’s Official Journal marks the entry into force of the new rules for the distributed generation of renewable energy sources under net metering.