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Germany's EEG levy fund registers surplus again in December

09.01.2014

The German EEG levy account, which funds Germany’s renewable energy programs, recorded a surplus of €667 million ($907.8 million) for... read more

Portugal registers 12.8 MW of new PV power in October

08.01.2014

Portugal registered 12.8 MW of new PV capacity in October, slightly down from 14 MW in September, according to the latest data from the... read more

Germany's »Marktwert Solar« falls to just over €0.04 per kWh in December

08.01.2014

The »Marktwert Solar,« the average price achieved on the German electricity market (EEX) for the 10% of electricity produced by PV... read more

Web portal for Austrian PV incentive scheme crashes again

08.01.2014

On Jan. 2, 2014, the web portal of the Austrian Settlement Centre for Green Electricity (OeMAG) crashed due to its servers being... read more

US Trade Commission launches new investigations into Chinese solar imports

08.01.2014

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has launched new antidumping and anti-subsidy investigations into imported crystalline... read more

Bolivia plans its first megawatt-size PV power plant

08.01.2014

Bolivian Minister of the Presidency Juan Ramón Quintana announced that the government of Bolivia plans to support the development of a... read more

Dutch government could grant incentives to 780 PV projects over 15 kW

07.01.2014

The Dutch Ministry of Economy had accepted proposals for 780 PV projects over 15 kW in the frame of its new renewable energy incentive... read more

Brazilian state of Pernambuco allocates 123 MW through its first solar auction

07.01.2014

Recursos Hidricos e Energeticos (SRHE), the energy agency of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, selected six PV projects totaling 122.8... read more

Brazilian Parliament to review proposal for new tax breaks for PV projects

07.01.2014

Over the next few weeks, the Brazilian Parliament will discuss a new law that would introduce further tax breaks for PV and wind power... read more

PV covered 2.0% of Spain's electricity demand in December

07.01.2014

In December, Spain’s 4.67 GW of installed PV capacity covered 2.0% of the country’s electricity demand, down from 2.5% in November,... read more