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Czechia wants another 1.9 GW of solar by 2030

The raised renewable energy ambition has been dismissed by the domestic solar association, which accuses president Miloš Zeman of wanting to destroy the Czech PV sector. In 2019, the country added only 7 MW of new PV installations.

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Czech Republic may exclude PV from future renewables auctions

Once a leading European PV market, the Czech Republic may resume development of large-scale renewables from 2021. Only wind, hydro and biomass projects, however, will be eligible, under a proposal from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Only rooftop solar, of up to 1 MW, would be backed by a ‘feed-in premium’ scheme.

Jufa buys two PV plants totaling 17 MW in Czech Republic

Through this operation, the Czech investment firm has raised the capacity of its PV power plant portfolio to 69 MW.

Czech solar association calls for policies to support industry growth

As Czech politicians negotiate to form a coalition government after the recent elections, the country’s solar association Solarni Asociace calls for stability, and warns incoming policymakers against the politicization of supporting for solar.

Czech storage market on the starting blocks

Storage systems with a combined capacity of up to 100 MW could be installed in the Czech Republic under a specific incentive program by 2020.

Czech Republic expands options for rooftop PV under Green Savings Programme

The scheme, which provides investment support for residential and commercial PV systems, now includes the possibility of expanding projects developed under the program’s previous phases.

Czech Republic provides incentives for solar-plus-storage

The Czech government is supporting the adoption of solar-plus-storage solutions through a specific incentive program. Each kW of PV installed must be coupled with at least 5 kW of storage capacity.

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Solek Group issues bond to finance 60 MW of PV in Chile

The Czech solar developer intends to issue public bonds worth 500 million CZK ($19.9 million). The company will use the net proceeds to finance part of a 60 MW PV project pipeline in northern Chile.

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Czech solar market shows first signs of revival in residential segment

The Czech solar market collapsed in 2014 after the country’s FIT scheme was shut down. After two years of almost zero growth, the country’s PV market registered a slight increase in new installations in 2016. This growth was mainly due to the support program for sustainable buildings.

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