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Energy Community Secretariat issues policy guidelines for eastern European prosumers

The international organization, which aims to extend the good practices of the EU’s internal energy market to southeastern Europe and the Black Sea region, has released new guidelines for the grid integration of distributed generation power generators.

UK: London backs solar with funding for 1 GW PV scheme

London has launched a £34 million Energy for Londoners scheme, which includes goal of generating 1 GW of energy from solar by 2030. Shirley Rodrigues, deputy mayor for the environment and energy, presented parts of London’s energy vision this week at the Energy Storage Connected Systems conference.

US installs nearly 4 GW of solar in Q4 2017

GTM Research has given its preliminary estimate for installations over the full year 2017 at 11.8 GW, a 22% decline from 2016 levels.


The rebirth of Spain’s solar sector: 135 MW of new PV systems installed in 2017

While expecting the deployment of several GWs, which were allocated in this year’s auction, Spain’s solar demand grew by 145% last year. Most of the 135 MW installed last year comes from self-consumption and off-grid projects.


Kyocera’s net income falls 17% to $261.7 million in Q3

Kyocera posted a net profit of JPY 28,880 million ($261.7 million) in the third quarter of the current Japanese fiscal year, down 16.8% year on year, as the group continued to consolidate its PV manufacturing operations in the face of falling sales in its home market.

France reduces FITs for rooftop PV up to 100 kW

The French energy regulator has decided to reduce FITs for the first quarter of this year by between 1.2 and 5%.

Slovak homeowners want more solar and storage

In the first 2018 round for solar rebates, funds were allocated in just nine minutes. More than two thirds of the selected projects included a storage solution.


Ireland to issue grant aided pilot scheme for PV microgeneration this summer

The scheme, which was not included in the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) unveiled by the Irish government in September, will initially be targeted at residential self-consumption.

Germany installed 1.75 GW of PV in 2017

New additions for December totaled 157.9 MW. More than half of this capacity comes in the form of ground-mounted solar PV power plants.

Annual solar installations to surpass 105 GW on Chinese deployment, European rebound — report

Global solar installations could reach about 106 GW this year, largely on the back of high deployment in China and an anticipated demand recovery in Europe, according to a recent report.

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