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EDF acquires US solar installer

EDF Renewables North America said that its latest investment capitalizes on the growth of the commercial and industrial solar market.

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Work begins on Sweden’s largest rooftop PV project

A 5 MW array is being deployed at a logistics center owned by Stockholm-based real estate specialist NREP.

Solar under net metering reaches 3.6 GW in Brazil

According to Brazilian solar association ABSolar, there are currently more than 300,000 distributed generation PV systems connected to the country’s grid.

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Solar cleared in damages to Dutch football stadium

A failed top rail girder connection was responsible for the 2019 roof collapse at AZ Alkmaar’s football stadium, an investigation by Dutch engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV has revealed. The collapse was triggered by strong wind loads during a storm.

Portugal fast-tracks 30 MW of small solar to help hard-pressed businesses

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Action will permit 220 self-consumption projects with generation capacities of no more than 1 MW to be connected immediately. The usual long-winded permitting process has been side-stepped as the government seeks to enable financially-stricken enterprises to benefit from lower energy bills during the public health crisis.

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Turkey cuts admin fee for rooftop PV systems

The one-off charge for PV systems with generation capacities of 10-100 kW will be almost halved. The fee levied on 100 kW-1 MW arrays will come down by 1-30.7%, depending on system size.

Commercial solar at grid parity in China but a hard line is needed on soft costs

Deploying commercial and industrial PV in China without subsidy is already profitable in some areas, according to a new study, but prohibitive soft costs and cheap electricity are the main barriers for such installations in areas where grid parity remains out of reach.

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Lightsource BP, UK water utility partner for 10 solar farms

U.K.-based water company, Northumbrian Water has entered into a partnership with Lightsource BP for the development of 10 new solar farms at its sites, which are expected to generate 10 GWh of clean electricity each year to help power its operations.

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UGE completes acquisition of Carmanah Solar, secures contract for 17 MW solar facility in Alberta

The Canadian renewable energy company has taken full control of the joint venture that acquired the solar unit of Carmanah Technologies Inc. in April. Furthermore, the company has secured a contract to build a 17 MW ground-mounted solar plant near Calgary.

Swedish Parliament approves cancellation of solar tax

The tax was applied to PV installations for self-consumption with a capacity of over 255 kW. The move is expected to revive Sweden’s solar market after the disappointing performance (due to the tax) registered last year.

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