EDF Renewables has started construction of its first floating solar project, a 20MW installation co-located with the Lazer hydroelectric plant in south-eastern France.
Eran Chvika, finance and projects partner at Pinsent Masons LLP, discusses the possible remedies available for developers set to be hit by retroactive subsidy cuts in France’s solar market
The results of Spain’s auction this week for 3GW of renewables capacity have been widely welcomed by the country’s solar sector, but calls have been made to tweak future auctions to support smaller-scale projects as well as encourage the participation of bids with energy storage.
Solar PV bidders secured two-thirds of allocated capacity in the first of Spain’s new renewable energy auctions, which was held yesterday (26 January) and was more than three times oversubscribed.
Solar asset manager completes sale of the Netherlands’ largest solar farm following completion by UK-based developer last year.
LONGi has secured a deal to supply 300MW of its high-efficiency solar modules in the coming year to Polish distribution company Keno.
The rapid scale-up of solar capacity in the European Union drove the growth of renewable electricity generation, which overtook that of fossil fuels for the first time last year.
Iberdrola has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell electricity from what is claims will be Europe’s largest PV plant to French food group Danone.
Solar is now cheapest form of new electricity in a host of international markets, driven by cost reductions and growth of bifaciality, large-area solar modules and trackers.
Solar energy leads global energy transition investments for 2020, rising by 12% to US$148.6 billion.