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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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Libya Solar Market. More government willpower is necessary

/11th March 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Libya represents an interesting investment opportunity in North Africa with announced plans to produce 20 % of its electricity from renewable energy sources (mostly solar) by 2020. Current cumulative installed PV capacity in the country is insignificant, but a number of fully permitted and ready to build project will increase.

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Bulgaria Wind Energy Market. Continues to be locked

/21st February 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Between 2009 and 2012, Bulgaria has become one of the fastest growing wind markets in SEE region with cumulative wind installed capacity of 674 MW by the end of 2012. Currently the feed-in tariff is fixed for 20 years for biomass and solar projects and 12 years for wind projects at the date of signing of PPA.

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Photovoltaic Energy Investments in Serbia 2014

/9th January 2014, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Serbia has the average of about 272 sunny days and about 2,300 sunny hours, which is more than the European average. Annually, the average value of the overall sun radiation for the territory of the Republic of Serbia ranges from 1,200 kWh/m2/a year in the northwest Serbia to 1,550 kWh/m2/a year in the southeast Serbia, while in the middle part it is about 1,400 kWh/m2/a year..

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Albanian Solar PV Market. Is it possible?

/19th December 2013, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Solar power in Albania is widely available, but photovoltaic market in the country is not yet developed. Most of all Albania's electricity is renewable and comes from hydropower. The only program incentivizing solar energy was intended to solar thermal generation.

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