2015-12-18

UK Cuts FiT for Solar by 64%, Less than Expectation

The UK government announced the new Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rates on December 17, cutting the rates by 64% down to 4.39 pence/kWh with a total budget of£150 million. The final reduction is less than previously expected 87%. The amendment was published by UK Departmen.. more
2015-12-17

China’s 2016 FiT Rates Lower than Expectation

China’s National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration have passed and announced the revised Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rates for solar and wind energy for 2016. The rates for solar projects in all three regions are cut and the new rate.. more
2015-12-17

ITC Extension Will Halt Installation Rush in the U.S. and Stabilize Global PV Market Growth: EnergyTrend

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to extend the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on December 16. The extension, which is part of a tax and spending package, is now being moved to the Senate for consideration and is very likely to win final appro.. more
2015-12-17

SolarCity, SEIA Comment on ITC Extension

The U.S. House of Representative announced to extend the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar on December 16. SEIA and SolarCity respectively commented on the decision. Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA: the policy offers all Americans for clean.. more
2015-12-08

China Gives Development Priorities to New Energy, EVs and Green Building

The Chinese government has published its “Suggestion” for the Thirteenth Five-year Plan (the “13th Plan”) in advance to the full version. The 13th Plan recognizes “green” as a keyword for the nation to deve.. more
2015-11-26

25GW of Installed PV Systems in China Yet Receiving Subsidies

China’s central and local governments have been providing incentive policies to encourage domestic PV installations, and favorable feed-in tariffs (FiTs) or other subsidies are the most implemented ones. However, 25GW of large-scale ground-mounted PV projects in C.. more
2015-11-04

Two Directions for Alternative Energy Policies for China’s “Thirteenth Five-year Plan”

The China central government publishes a document “Suggestions for the Thirteenth Five-year Plan” (briefly, “the Plan”) on its government-owned media, Xinhua News Agency. Regarding issues about the development of alternative energy and relevant .. more

 

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