Brazil’s looming renewable auction sparks another PV bidding avalanche

The solar industry’s appetite for Brazilian auctions appears to remain undimmed in the new decade, with nearly 30GW in PV bids coming forward for the next renewable tender. Figures released on Tuesday by energy regulator EPE show PV firms have put forward 794 projects, a 28.66GW pipeline all in all, as they tabled bids for …

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Czechia wants another 1.9 GW of solar by 2030

Czechia’s deputy prime minister and minister of industry and trade, Karel Havlicek, has announced the country’s renewable energy target has been raised from 20.8% to 22%. Clean energy supplies 15.6% of the nation’s electricity. Havlicek said solar power would be expected to contribute 1.9 GW of new generation capacity by 2030. Czechia had around 2,080 …

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Europe ‘fully embracing’ solar with 11GW deployed in 2018

The whole of Europe connected 11GW of solar PV in 2018, up 20% year-on-yearfrom 9.2GW in 2017, according to estimates from trade association SolarPower Europe. Meanwhile, the European Union deployed roughly 8GW of solar PV in 2018, up an impressive 36% from the 5.9GW installed in the prior year. Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe, …

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Reaction to Europe ending MIP on Chinese solar imports

With Europe to end the Minimum Import Prices (MIPs) on Chinese imports of solar cells and modules today, following a European Commissionannouncementlate last week, PV Tech has gathered responses from the industry: Marc Rechter, co-founder of integrated solar energy consortium, Solar Synergy Group, supplied this analysis to PV Tech:

Cutting finance costs could double size of global PV market, says LONGi

Lowering the cost of finance could lead to dramatic reductions in the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) of solar, according to LONGi Solar. Speaking to PV Tech, VP of overseas marketing at LONGi, Max Xia said the entire value chain had work to do to trim down the LCOE but the most substantial gains could …

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