Residential PV

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.

ReneSola connects 90 MW of rooftop solar in China

The Chinese integrated PV has completed over 90 MW worth of rooftop solar PV projects in China.

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US renewables replace coal and gas in 2017

The output of all the main sources of thermal electricity generation declined in the first nine months of this year, as hydro, wind and solar boomed and demand fell.

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2017: The PV year in review

Trade cases, insolvencies, record-breaking low auction prices, China’s eye watering installation rates – all this and more characterized the 2017 solar PV industry. pv magazine reflects on the biggest stories, trends and developments of the past year; and summarizes what the industry can expect in 2018.

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The weekend read: Six trends that will shape the inverter landscape in 2018

Inverter overview: As 2017 drew to a close following a record-breaking year for solar, pv magazine sat down to discuss the global inverter landscape with Cormac Gilligan, senior solar analyst at IHS Markit. With China dominant, India’s soaring solar market still very much up for grabs and technical innovation a perennial route to market leadership, these are the six trends that we believe will shape the solar inverter landscape this year.

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UK government figures show 902 MW year-on-year solar growth

For the 11 months up to the end of November, the U.K. added 902 MW of solar PV capacity to reach a cumulative total of 12,642 MW, which is around 7% higher than last year.

Netherlands’ Brabant Province supports community solar with €25.8 million

The money will be used to support a joint rooftop project developed by 12 municipalities in Southeast Brabant.

Belgium: Wallonian government confirms closing of residential PV incentive scheme

The energy minister of the Belgian French-speaking macro-region said that residential solar is now profitable without incentives in Belgium, and that no retroactive measures will be introduced.

Israel to reintroduce FITs for rooftop PV up to 50 kW

A new scheme aimed at supporting all rooftop PV segments is expected to be launched soon by the government. The new mechanism includes net metering, although with an additional grid fee covering storage costs, and FITs for small-scale solar. The government is also planning new auctions for rooftop solar geared towards new models of entrepreneurship.