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Slovakian government hands out €700,000 for residential solar in just 36 minutes

The national Green Houses Program grants incentives for the installation of solar water heaters, PV systems with a generation capacity of up to 10 kW, heat pumps and small wind turbines.


Dutch government doubles budget for upcoming SDE+ round to €4 billion

The Dutch government said that the budget increase will allow several solar projects that were excluded from the previous round to secure contracts in the next one. In the last round, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency received €9.06 billion of applications for just €5 billion of available subsidies.


Taiwanese government proposes solar tariffs of US$0.13-0.19/kWh

The draft feed-in tariff scheme should be approved by the end of the month. Payments for residential solar systems are expected to fall only 0.34% but those for utility scale solar may be reduced by 2.2%. An increase is set to be granted to projects in remote areas and also to those which rely on high-efficiency modules.


India wins WTO solar dispute against US

A World Trade Organization panel has found a U.S. move to incentivize the use of domestic solar products put imported goods from India and other countries at a disadvantage.

Canadian Solar commissions 35 MW PV farm in India

The Chinese-Canadian solar company reached commercial operation for the plant just in time to still benefit from the state of Karnatake’s lucrative incentives programme. Open access rules allow businesses to broker PPA’s directly with the PV operator.

BREAKING: JinkoSolar confirms plans to invest $410 million in the US

In the first official confirmation of what pv magazine has been writing for two weeks, the Chinese manufacturer authorized its U.S. subsidiary to finalize plans for the investment.


Austrian solar incentives portal overwhelmed with applications, again

Around 3,000 incentive applications were filed with the portal in the first five minutes after it was activated. The first-come-first-serve principle, however, will not be applied to determine which developers will have access to the incentive program.

EU greenlights French support for commercial rooftop, large-scale PV

The European Commission has established that two schemes that France has proposed comply with EU state aid rules.

Dutch milk producer FrieslandCampina plans giant rooftop PV project

The world’s largest dairy co-operative will install rooftop solar arrays on 310 facilities of its members in the Netherlands under the SDE+ program.

Sudan preps to launch FIT scheme for solar and renewables

The FIT program, which is being developed with the support of the UNDP, is expected to encourage grid-connected renewable energy projects as well as off-grid generation.

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