Ireland opts for solar auctions as FiT rejected

Irish solar developers will have to compete with other renewable energy technologies in large-scale auctions under government proposals unveiled yesterday, which also failed to offer concrete plans for support to rooftop solar.

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ReneSola signs off on agreement to sell 10MW PV portfolio in the UK

Solar project developer ReneSola announced Thursday that it has agreed to sell two ground-mounted PV projects in the United Kingdom to Greencoat Solar II LP, an investment company managed by Greencoat Capital LLP — one of the UK’s largest dedicated renewable investment management firms.

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Basalt Infrastructure Partners launches 100MW platform for Italian solar investment with Belectric

Basalt Infrastructure Partners has established a new platform to invest in small-scale solar projects in Italy.

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Prosolia starts work on 46MW unsubsidised solar project in Portugal

Lisbon-based solar firm Prosolia Energy has started construction on a 46MW solar PV project without subsidies in Grandaços, the municipality of Ourique, southern Portugal.

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TRIG enjoys ‘strong start’ to 2017 despite UK solar assets issues

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has stated it had “a strong start to the year” despite its UK portfolio of solar assets delivering lower than expected output, with one development down for two months earlier in the year.

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Scotland’s ‘largest’ solar farm approved as subsidy-free plans become the norm

Plans for the largest solar farm in Scotland have been approved, allowing Elgin Energy to construct what is expected to be a subsidy-free 20MW development on the north coast.

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Foresight casts net to Western Europe, Australia and the US in search of solar

Foresight Solar Fund, one of the UK’s largest solar asset holders, is casting its net as far as Australia and the US as it seeks to bolster its portfolio.

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Gasag to introduce 40MW PV pipeline in Germany

German gas and power company Gasag announced that it is investing around US$37.7 million over the next two to three years for a portfolio of PV projects totaling 40MW.

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Tamesol enters Turkish market with 37MW portfolio of projects

PV module producer Tamesol has signed off on a partnership deal with Arevo Enerji Sanayi Ve Ticaret that will see Arevo import 130,000 units of Tamesol’s PV modules for a number of PV projects in Turkey.

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BlackRock, Lightsource to chase both ends of the solar spectrum in race to 1GW

The new BlackRock and Lightsource solar initiative will target both large and small portfolios on the UK secondary market as it opens its hefty cheque book.

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BlackRock and Lightsource partner for £1 billion UK secondary solar play

Lightsource and BlackRock Real Assets have combined to launch a £1 billion play to consolidate the UK’s secondary solar market.

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