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Solar Market in Greece. New net-metering scheme for PV installations is announced from 2015

/12th January 2015, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Greece has a superb sun radiation capacity and it is estimated that one third of Greece’s energy requirements could be met with solar. Greece ranks 5th worldwide with regard to per capita installed PV capacity. Approximately € 4.5 billion were invested in PV sector in Greece during the last 5 years. This is 35% higher than the cumulative amount invested in all other RES technologies during the last 20 years.

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Western Balkans Wind and Solar Markets in 2015

/18th December 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The whole region of Western Balkans has been estimated that have promising potential for development of solar and wind energy projects. Most of this potential is still not utilized and not properly developed. Continuous improvement of the existing regulatory frameworks in Western Balkan countries is a must in order to enable renewable energy investors to develop and build solar and wind projects in this region.

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Solar Energy Market in Hungary. What are expectations for 2015?

/27th November 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Solar energy potential of Hungary is good, becuase the number of sunny hours in Hungary is between 1,950-2,150 hours per year at an intensity of 1,200 kWh/m2 per year. However Hungarian photovoltaic market is not developed. At the end of 2013 the solar PV market in Hungary has 22 MW cumulative installed capacity.

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Biomass and Biogas Power Markets in Romania and Bulgaria. Forecast for 2015

/21th October 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/
Romania is suitable for the production of biomass and biogas energy throughout the whole year. Biomass carries the highest potential for green energy production in the country, amounting around 88.33 TWh per year. Romania will need additional 20 GW electricity generation capacity by 2035 in order to meet the increasing demand for electricity, to de-carbonize its electricity sector and to replace aging power generation facilities.

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Unlicensed PV market segment to underpin solar power market growth in Turkey

/18th September 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ With its booming economy and growing energy demand, Turkey is one of the most promising emerging markets for photovoltaic energy investments amongst SEE countries. This growing energy demand and the high electricity prices are the main drivers, which will support growth of Turkish solar PV market.

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Solar PV Market in Azerbaijan

/7th August 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Azerbaijan has good renewable energy resources. Offering 2,400-3,200 hours of sunshine per year, Azerbaijan has also good potential for solar electricity and heat generation. While its technically feasible potential for solar PV generation is 16 billion kWh. This would imply saving up to 0.7 million tons of conditional fuel, preventing ozone-cracking (depleting) and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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Ukraine Solar PV market after the revolution and political turmoil in 2014

/15th July 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/
Cumulative installed PV capacity in Ukraine was only 3 MWp in 2010, but grew up to 140 MWp in 2011, to 320 MWp in 2012, and exceeded 620 MW in 2013, making the country one of the fastest growing photovoltaic markets in the region according Ukraine Photovoltaic Market: Outlook 2013 - 2018

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Belarus Solar PV, Wind Energy and Biogas Power Market 2014 and 2015

/11th June 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/
Renewable energy sector in Belarus is not developed at the moment. Contribution of photovoltaic power plants, wind power plants and biogas power plants to the country's electricity mix is insignificant at the moment. The photovoltaic power capacity in the Belarus remained relatively unchanged in the last 5 years and is below 5 MW at the end of 2013.

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Romania and Bulgaria Biomass and Biogas Energy Markets Add New Capacities in 2014

/19th May 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/
Romania is suitable for the production of biomass and biogas energy throughout the whole year. Biomass carries the highest potential for green energy production in the country, amounting around 88.33 TWh per year. Romania will need additional 20 GW electricity generation capacity by 2035 in order to meet the increasing demand for electricity, to de-carbonize its electricity sector and to replace aging power generation facilities.

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Solar and Wind Power Market in Western Balkans. Prospects for 2014 and beyond.

/25th April 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The region of Western Balkans has very good potential to develop solar and wind power projects. Most of this potential is still not utilized. Continuous improvement of the existing regulatory frameworks in Western Balkan countries is necessary to enable renewable energy investors to develop and build viable solar and wind projects.

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