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Italy to implement new solar thermal subsidies

2012-12-31

Italy has introduced a new EUR 900 million (USD 1.2 billion) subsidy program for solar thermal and other renewable heat systems, which is expected to begin on January 1st, 2013. Read more...

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Clean Power Finance: Permitting holding up US solar PV market growth

2012-12-29

Clean Power Finance (San Francisco, California, US) has released a study looking at the obstacles posed by permitting for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States, which it says is the largest of its kind to date. Read more...

New Study: More than 1/3 of U.S. solar installers say permitting requirements limit growth

2012-12-29

On December 19th, 2012, Clean Power Finance (San Francisco, California, U.S.) announced that it has conducted a nationwide study of solar permitting. According to the study, over one-third of U.S. solar installers believe that permitting requirements are limiting market growth. Read more...

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WTO rules against Ontario's domestic content program

2012-12-28

On December 19th, 2012 a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel issued a final ruling finding that the "domestic content" requirement in Ontario's feed-in tariff violates its rules. Read more...

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California finds significant environmental impacts from Hidden Hills CSP project

2012-12-27

A California Energy Commission (CEC) assessment observes environmental impacts from BrightSource Energy Inc.'s (Oakland, California, US) Hidden Hills concentrating solar power (CSP) project, which could potentially stop project approval. Read more...

NextEra will develop the McCoy project on public land in Riverside County, California

Final environmental impact statement released for McCoy Solar PV plant

2012-12-27

On December 20th, 2012 the US Department of the Interior released the final environmental impact statement for the McCoy Solar Energy Project, a 750 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant planned for public land in Southern California. Read more...

DEWA CEO Al Tayer: This MoU aims to provide a framework to promote renewable energy deployment

IRENA, Dubai Electricity and Water sign MOU on renewable energy deployment

2012-12-26

On December 19th, 2012, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The MoU aims to promote sustainable renewable energy deployment and further strengthen Dubai's position as a sustainable environment. Read more...

The plan will set aside between 800 and 1400 square kilometers of desert land for potential renewable energy development

California agencies release interim document on desert renewable energy conservation plan

2012-12-23

California State and federal agencies have released an interim document to set guidelines for the development of solar and other renewable energy projects in the California desert while protecting biological and natural resources. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) identifies between 800 and 1,400 square kilometers as development focus areas. The interim document is being released to provide stakeholders and the public a change to review and provide feedback on development so far. Read more...

Solarcentury CEO van den Heuvel stressed the importance of the siting of the projects

50 MW of Solarcentury solar PV projects approved

2012-12-22

Councils in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk have voted to approve four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 50 MW planned by Solar Century Holdings Ltd. (London, UK). On December 17th, 2012 Breckland Council in Norfolk voted to approve 38 MW at three sites, and Waveney Council in Suffolk has also voted to approve a 12.3 MW PV plant near Halesworth. Solarcentury plans to develop, design, build, operate and maintain PV plants at these four sites. Read more...

China aims at accelerating its PV industry's restructuring as well as at advancements in technology

Chinese government to change solar industry support, encourage restructuring to eliminate outdated PV production capacity

2012-12-21

On December 19th, 2012, China's Premier Wen Jiabao chaired the executive meeting of the State Council to determine government policies for promoting the development of the nation's solar photovoltaic (PV) industry. The meeting indicated that China's PV industry is facing a serious excess of production capacity, heavily dependence on foreign demand, and PV companies across the board competing to maintaining operations. Read more...

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