Eastern Europe

Armenia pre-qualifies 10 developers for 55 MW solar tender

Through the tender, the Armenian government will build the country’s first large-scale PV plant as part of its six-year $58 million solar program.

Hevel’s 15 MW project in Russia’s Saratov region nears completion

The 1.5 billion RUB ($25.3 million) project is scheduled to come online within two months. The Russian module maker has currently built around 50% of the facility.

Albania sees number of PV projects to compete in upcoming auction increase

Through the auction, which will receive the support of the European Bank for Development and Reconstruction (ERBD), the government hopes to install between 30 MW and 50 MW of solar.

EU greenlights Hungary’s incentive program for renewables

The European Commission said the support scheme is in line with its 2014 Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy.

Bulgarian solar market still halted by unfavorable regulatory framework

The eastern European country saw the addition of only a few hundreds kilowatts of PV over the past few years, and for 2017 just around 200 kW of new PV systems are expected to come online.

Poland contracts 4.725 TWh of power in renewable energy auction, Renesola awarded 42 MW of solar

Solar had likely the largest share of the 472 projects awarded in the auction, which was open to PV, wind and hydropower projects up to 1 MW.

Engie in talks for large-scale solar farm at Chernobyl

The French energy developer is holding discussions with the Ukrainian government about the possibility of building huge solar farm in radioactive zone.

EBRD launches loan scheme for rooftop solar in Romania

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched a new framework aiming to help Romanian households to invest in energy efficiency, renewable energy and water-saving solutions. Solar PV is also part of the framework, which is the first serious effort to support the development of rooftop PV in the country.

Hevel Group doubles solar module output to 160 MW following heterojunction embrace

The Russian solar firm has begun manufacturing heterojunction solar modules at its PV plant in Novocheboksarsk in the Chuvash Republic, thereby doubling its output capacity to 160 MW.

Armenia receives 21 bids for 55 MW solar tender

The tendered 55 MW solar plant is part of the country’s six-year $58 million solar program.