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Optimal tilt angle for agrivoltaic projects in Mediterranean region

Scientists in Turkey determined the optimal tilt angle for agrivoltaic projects associated with different crops in the central Mediterranean region, and other regions with similar latitude and climatic conditions.


Montenegro slashes VAT on solar panels to 7%

Montenegro has introduced a new measure to reduce value-added tax on PV systems with capacities up to 1 MW.

Montenegrin utility reports high demand for solar rebate program

Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG), a utility in Montenegro, said that it has received about 14,000 requests to secure rebates covering up to 20% of rooftop PV system costs. The program is designed to facilitate the deployment of 70 MW of solar capacity.


China holds the key to cancelling half the world’s new coal project plans

With pressure mounting on the world’s governments to turn their back on the fossil fuel, China and peers in South East Asia, Europe and South Asia could help deliver a coal-free future at the COP26 climate summit planned in Glasgow in November.

Rebates and low-interest financing to support commercial PV in Montenegro

Montenegro’s Investment and Development Fund (IRF) is granting low-interest loans for commercial PV projects and the government agency Eco Fund is awarding non-refundable rebates of up to €25,000 per project, depending on the size.


Montenegro launches net metering program for rooftop PV

Although very limited in scale, the program is Montenegro’s first attempt to support rooftop PV.


Montenegro’s first floating PV project

Montenegro’s power utility, EPCG, is planning to build the facility on a salt lake in the western part of the country. Some undisclosed Danish companies are interested in developing the project.


EBRD urges Western Balkans to replace 18 GW of coal with renewables

The EBRD has released a brief urging Western Balkan countries to both replace their aging lignite coal generation capacity with renewables, and to rethink their 18 GW plans for new coal capacity. While the region offers favorable conditions for various types of renewable generation, it has been slow on the uptake to date.

Fortum, EGPC win tender to build 100 MW solar plant in Montenegro

Montenegro’s Ministry of Economy said the consortium provided the best conditions for the number of newly created jobs and lease payment, and in terms of technical and financial ability to build the plant.


Only three bids for Montenegro 200 MW solar tender

The interested developers are a consortium formed by Fortum and local utility EPCG; Malta-based IREDL; and a domestic group named Montesolar.

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