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Germany breaches 52 GW mark with 409 MW of new solar in August

The first eight months of the year have brought 3.2 GW of new generation capacity, compared to 2.7 GW in the same period of last year.

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Solar dominates Germany’s first ‘innovative renewables’ tender

Only one of the 28 hybrid renewable energy plants allocated in the oversubscribed exercise did not feature solar, and PV took all the awards in the single-technology section of the procurement round.

Covid-19 weekly round-up: Australian states target green recovery as France devotes €30bn to energy transition

Clean energy power plants will figure prominently as Queensland and Victoria bid to reset their economies for a post-coronavirus world. France suffered a hit to its new solar deployment figures in the first half of a Covid-hit year but its neighbor appears to have no such concerns.

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Germany launches first auction of coal-exit compensation payments

Federal network agency the Bundesnetzagentur has announced it will retire 4 GW of coal-fired generation capacity through the exercise, which will see plant operators compete to secure one-off payments in return for shuttering, or converting operations.

Germany reinstates regular solar tender schedule

The extraordinary measure of not publishing the results of successful project bids – brought in during the Covid-19 crisis – is set to be lifted from September, when the projects allocated in procurement rounds over the last five months will be made public.

Germany launches 650 MW tender for ‘innovative’ renewables

The long-awaited procurement exercise includes 250 MW of generation capacity originally intended to be tendered last year.

Covid-19 weekly round-up: Module prices fall as big solar starts to recover in Germany

Plus, there is hope of a bright new dawn with proposed legislative changes in Europe and the U.S. even as the solar equipment industry hits new lows and cyber attacks reportedly increase in frequency.

Easing of Covid lockdown helped German big solar in May

The nation added a year-high of almost 450 MW of new capacity during the month to take the five-month total for 2020 to 1,926 MW. The solar subsidy will fall another 1.4% from tomorrow.

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German solar tender settles average power price of €0.0527/kWh

The federal network agency allocated 96.3 MW of solar in a procurement round which saw the solar power price nudge up slightly.

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Covid-19 weekly round-up: It is still unclear how the crisis will play out on various solar segments, although one US installer says business has never been better…

Module price falls driven by the energy demand slump and Chinese oversupply may reverse at the end of the year, Germany appears immune to the Covid rooftop curse and emergency funding has been offered up to EU businesses affected by the crisis.

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