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Ethiopia’s first 100 MW auction to conclude in June; scaling solar tender to follow in the summer

A panel discussion at the Africa Energy Forum concerning Ethiopia’s energy sector presented the country’s energy plan for the next five years, including solar energy. Positive and long awaited news has emerged.


Danish government unveils bill to introduce tax on self-consumed PV power

The government said the tax is expected to reduce budget expense from DKK 4.9 billion to DKK 3.7 billion, and to slow faster than expected development of solar.


Denmark: solar without incentives is possible, but bureaucracy is killing it

Interview: Denmark is planning a future without incentives for solar and renewables, after abruptly closing the “transitional” incentive program for PV installations up to 400 kW in December. The Danish PV market, meanwhile, has now come to a halt. pv magazine asked Peter Ahm, the CEO of PA Energy and Danish representative to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) PV Power Systems Programme, how the Danish solar market can further grow in the short and long term without subsidies.


Denmark’s Energy Commission says incentives for renewables should be phased-out

A recently created Energy Commission has advised the Danish government to phase-out incentives for renewables, at the same rate as the technology becomes competitive with other energy sources. Meanwhile, Denmark has added only 3.7 MW of PV so far this year.


HSH Nordbank provides $24.6 million financing for 37.9 MW PV project in Denmark

The German bank announced that it will finance a second solar park in the Scandinavian country. The PV plant will be located in the municipality of Vandel/Billund, in southern Denmark.

Danfoss, GE partner to make SiC modules in New York

The Danish company says that its collaboration with GE will allow it to become the world’s leading provider of silicon-carbide power modules.


Better Energy completes 23.6 MW of projects in Germany

Danish solar developers Better Energy today announced the addition of four sites with total capacity of 23.6 MW to its portfolio in Germany.

Danish solar auction delivers European low cost of US 1.81 cents/kWh

Danish renewable energy developer Pure & Better Energy awarded 20 MW of solar PV capacity in latest cross-border auction for cost of DKK 12.89/MWh.


Delta supplies 50.4 MW of inverters to Danish solar park

German subsidiary of the Taiwanese power group installs more than 1,000 of its M50A string inverters across cluster of 126 solar PV power plants in Vandel, Denmark.

Third quarter solar installations fall 10% year-on-year across Europe, data shows

Update from SolarPower Europe reveals that the continent installed 1.56 GW in the months from June to September, a 10% decline on Q3 2015. First nine months of the year saw 5.3 GW installed, a decline of 18%.


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