Eastern Europe

Poland to auction off PV projects above 1 MW by end of 2017

Solar projects with a capacity above 1 MW will compete with wind projects in a 150 MW renewable energy auction to be held in Poland by the end of this year, according to local research institute IEO.

Russia: Hevel completes construction of 20 MW solar park

A 20 MW solar project featuring heterojunction modules is the first one of its kind in Russia. Hevel announces further expansion of its HJT module production to 220 MW.

Solar Systems LLC switches on 15 MW PV facility in south-western Russia

The Zavodskaya SPS solar project was built with 56,626 modules manufactured by Solar Systems at its production plant in Yelabuga municipal district of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Estonia’s utility Eesti Energia enters solar business

The company will offer solar leasing solutions as well as turn-key projects for self-consumption.

Hevel Solar starts construction on 15 MW solar plant in south-western Russia

The plant is part of a 165 MW PV project pipeline that the company is developing in Russia’s Astrakhan region.

Hevel expands hybrid solar business in Russia’s remote regions

The Russian module maker is planning to build several hybrid solar-diesel power plants in the Tyva Republic, southern Siberia.

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Kazatomprom launches tender for sale of solar manufacturing units

The Kazakh state-owned national atomic energy company will start receiving bids for the acquisition of its three solar manufacturing subsidiaries on September 8. Purchase price was set at around $14 million.

Bulgaria: municipality of Devnya preps to host 180 MW solar plant

The project is expected to be built by local company 4B Solar in three phases by the end of 2022.

Albania sets tariff of €100/MWh for PV projects up to 2 MW

The regulated tariff, which was previously granted only to small and medium hydro- power plants, was extended to PV up to 2 MW and wind projects not exceeding 3 MW in size.

France helps Ukraine launch 1.2 GW solar hub in Chernobyl

The French government will provide an unspecified sum to conduct the feasibility study for the giant PV project.