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  • Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market is Growing: Prosumers, BIPV, Energy Storage, Distributed Generation, Off-grid, Electric Vehicles, Trends, Investments, Forecast by 2030, Renewable Market Watch

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    /22nd March 2020, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The current levels of dependence on fossil fuels, the need of reducing the carbon emissions associated with energy use and the prospects of developing a new and highly innovative European technology sector make distributed solar photovoltaic energy generation increasingly attractive. To understand how we may unlock the self-generation potential, the analysis Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Outlook 2021 – 2030 has been conducted with primary research, interviews, first-class sources of information, case studies and desk research. Based on our findings, the study drew conclusions and recommendations on developing a more comprehensive policy and regulatory framework for residential and commercial prosumers. Today, renewable energy sources have become a significant contributor to the energy transition occurring in Europe. According to the EU Green Deal, substantial fossil fuel capacity needs faster decommissioning to ensure that the EU reduces carbon-intensive power plants by 2030. The rate of replacement of carbon-intensive energy sources by renewable energy to date has already resulted in GHG emissions reductions in the EU electricity sector. Residential and commercial prosumers installing rooftop and building-integrated (BIPV) solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage shall have a vital role in the European clean energy transition by 2030.

  • Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar PV Market Grew 18.2 Percent in 2017

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    /30rd April 2018, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Investment in solar photovoltaic (PV) power capacity is growing in Europe, and, although utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants with capacity above 1 MW continue to dominate the market, distributed solar is also growing rapidly. There is clear trend solar photovoltaic (PV) sector’s growth in Europe is moving towards self‑consumption and net metering according to recently published report Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar PV Market Outlook 2017 - 2026. According industry analysts of Renewable Market Watch™, this trend may be expected to continue, as the EU administration is working to establish new more effective business and regulatory framework to stimulate distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) and other decentralized renewable energy sources. Electric vehicles are an essential part of a clean energy future and supported by clean electricity such as solar photovoltaic (PV) power, their impact on carbon emission reduction can grow even more. As electric vehicles plug in to the grid at night, they increase usage. This in turn can encourage home owners and utilities to add more solar powered charge-in capacity to the grid and solar photovoltaic (PV) power may have prevailing part over other renewable energy sources (RES).

  • Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar PV Market Outlook 2016 - 2025

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    /30th November 2016, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Distributed solar power,  which has been the backbone for the bulk of the solar PV sector’s growth in  Europe,  is moving towards self‑consumption and net metering according to recently published report Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar PV Market Outlook 2016 - 2025. In February 2015, the European Commission published its new Energy Union strategy depicting a vision in which “citizens take ownership of the energy transition, benefit from new technologies to reduce their bills, participate actively in the market”. Besides greater consumers’ involvement, the energy transition will require much more renewables. This paradigm shift has already started: In 2014 and for the first time, renewables produced more power than nuclear in Europe. And this trend will continue: according to the European Commission’s forecasts, renewables will cover around 45% of our electricity demand by 2030, and their share is expected to grow to 60% ÷ 97% by 2050. This represents a major opportunity to establish a clean, secure and resilient energy system on which the European economy can grow.

  • European Commission endorses corporate renewable PPAs as part of the answer to surging energy prices

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    /BRUSSELS, October 14, 2021, 17:00 CET, WindEurope, SolarPower Europe/ Renewables are central to delivering Europe’s energy and climate ambition – reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. At RE-Source 2021 globally leading businesses from different sectors of the economy underline their commitment to support Europe’s transition to a renewable energy system. This year’s event comes just a day after the European Commission endorsed corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) as part of the answer to surging energy prices. The current price surge will only increase the demand for PPAs as businesses seek to hedge against volatile energy prices.

  • European Council with Proposal for Reduced VAT Rates on Certain Goods Including Solar PV Modules for Residential and Public Interest Use

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    /LONDON, December 7, 2021, 15:30 GMT, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The European Council reached an agreement on a proposal to update EU rules on value-added tax (VAT) rates. The new rules reflect member states’ current needs and the EU's present policy objectives, which have changed considerably since the old rules were put in place. The updates ensure member states are treated equally and give them more flexibility to apply reduced and zero VAT rates. The rules will also phase out preferential treatments for environmentally harmful goods. The current levels of dependence on fossil fuels, the need of reducing the carbon emissions associated with energy use and the prospects of developing a new and highly innovative European technology sector make distributed solar photovoltaic energy generation increasingly attractive. According to the EU Green Deal, substantial fossil fuel capacity needs faster decommissioning to ensure that the EU reduces carbon-intensive power plants by 2030. The rate of replacement of carbon-intensive energy sources by renewable energy to date has already resulted in GHG emissions reductions in the EU electricity sector. Residential and commercial prosumers installing rooftop and building-integrated (BIPV) solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage shall have a vital role in the European clean energy transition by 2030.

  • European Solar PV Market Projected to grow by 35 percent in 2018 according to GTM Research

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    /30th November 2017, PV Magazine, GTM Research/ European solar demand will see 35% year-on-year growth in 2018, according to U.S. market research company, GTM Research. European countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain are all forecast to be GW-scale markets in 2018. Globally, around 606 GW of new PV capacity is forecast to be installed between 2017 and 2022. The global solar market is set to exceed 90 GW for the first time, growing 15.2 percent year-on-year before levelling off towards sustained growth of 5.6 percent in 2018. A resurgence of European demand and the long-awaited takeoff of Latin American markets will drive growth next year as China peaks this year and uncertainty around protectionist measures in the United States, India, and Turkey stall demand. Its latest Global Solar Demand Monitor Q3 2017 says that the “much-needed” strong growth forecast for 2018 will be partly due to increasing demand from Spain and the Netherlands, both of which are currently supporting the development of large-scale solar projects that are planned to come online over the next two years.

  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment in 2017

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    /18th April 2017, FS UNEP, BNEF) According to a recent report of FS UNEP and BNEF In 2016, the advance of renewable energy slowed in one respect and speeded up in another. Investment in renewables excluding large hydro fell by 23% to $241.6 billion, but the amount of new capacity installed increased from 127.5GW in 2015 to a record 138.5GW in 2016. Together, the new renewable sources of wind, solar, biomass and waste, geothermal, small hydro and marine accounted for 55.3% of all the gigawatts of new power generation added worldwide last year. More solar gigawatts were added (75GW) than of any other technology for the first time. A major reason why installations increased even though dollars invested fell was a sharp reduction in capital costs for solar photovoltaics, onshore and offshore wind. On a less positive note, there were clear signs as 2016 went on of slowing activity in two key markets, China and Japan.

  • Hungary Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Outlook 2020 - 2030 with Trends, Investments, Financial Model, Analysis, COVID-19 Impact

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    /2nd June 2020, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ With a land area of 93,028 km2, Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It measures about 250 km from north to south and 524 km from east to west. It has 2,106 km of boundaries, shared with Austria to the west, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia to the south and southwest, Romania to the southeast, Ukraine to the northeast, and Slovakia to the north. The country’s landscape is mostly flat. The population was 9.82 million, and the current gross domestic product (GDP) was $155.7 billion as of 2018, according to the Hungary Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Outlook: 2020 ÷ 2030. Under Hungary’s National Energy Strategy up until 2030, Hungary will aim at ensuring the long-term security of energy supplies and increasing the share of renewable sources in its electricity generation mix, particularly solar photovoltaic, but also notes that fossil fuels, mainly natural gas, will be necessary for future generations. Hungary is ranked among top 10 countries by attractiveness for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy investments among CEE & SEE countries by Renewable Market Watch™ in their yearly updated "Attractiveness index for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy investments in CEE & SEE countries in 2020". The country’s main strategy to meet the growing need of power is to reduce the energy dependency by increasing energy efficiency, increased use of renewable resources and nuclear sources.

  • Important Fields for Next Generation Solar and Wind Power

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    /10th January 2017, IEA/ Wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) are currently the fastest-growing sources of electricity globally reveals IEA in their report Next Generation Wind and Solar Power - From cost to value. A “next-generation” phase of deployment is emerging, in which wind and solar PV are technologically mature and economically affordable. The success of variable renewable energy (VRE) is driving change in power systems around the globe. Electricity generation from both technologies is constrained by the varying availability of wind and sunshine, which causes fluctuations in the electricity output of VRE sources over time. As a result, changes to the way electricity generation and consumption are balanced may be required. The degree to which this poses a challenge depends on the interplay of several factors that vary by country.

  • Integration Challenge about Variable Generated Wind and Solar Power into Future Grid Infrastructure

    /29th June 2017, IEA, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM,IRENA/, The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases. Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e.biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e.ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind).

  • Kazakhstan New Auction System for Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Biomass, Hydro, Geothermal)

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    /24th August 2017, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTMKazakhstan will switch to the mechanism of auctions to develop renewable sources of energy from the beginning of 2018. At the end of 2016, total number of 44 countries of the world is successfully applying an auctions system instead of fixed feed-in tariff support systems. Some of the largest global energy companies will be involved in developing renewable energy power plants in Kazakhstan. Aqua Power, Eni-Agip, General Electric, Shell, SANY Group, Hydro China, and many others are among them. Kazakhstan plans to generate 50 percent of its electricity from renewable and alternative energy sources according to President Nazarbayev’s ambitious 2050 strategy. This strategy is a part of the country’s comprehensive initiative to transfer itself from one of the world’s major hydrocarbon energy producers to a model green economy.

  • Kazakhstan Renewable Power Market and World Expo 2017 - Future Energy

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    /30th June 2017, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Specialized Expo 2017 was officially opened on 10 June in Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Expo, which is taking place on a site covering 25 hectares, will be open to the public until 10 September 2017. The BIE Member States elected Kazakhstan as the host of Expo 2017 during the General Assembly of 22 November 2012, and Expo 2017 Astana was formally recognized by the General Assembly on 11 June 2014. Expo 2017 is being organized under the theme Future Energy. This, along with the three subthemes – Reducing CO2 Emissions, Living Energy Efficiency, and Energy for All – allow the Expo to present the state of energy today and to showcase sustainable solutions and innovative technologies. Expo 2017 organizers expect over 5 million visits during the 93 days that it is open.

  • Kazakhstan to Focus on Renewable Energy for Power Generation Mix Diversification and Improvement

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    /13th August 2018, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ More than 70 per cent of Kazakhstan’s electricity is produced in ageing coal-fired plants, served by the large volumes of cheap local coal in the northeast part of the country according to Kazakhstan Wind Power Market Outlook 2017÷2026. Consequently, the energy sector, in particular power and heat generation, accounts for 80 per cent of the country’s carbon emissions. Electricity in Kazakhstan is generated by 128 power plants of various forms of ownership. As of 1 January 2017, the total installed capacity of the power plants in Kazakhstan was 21,672.9 MW; and the available capacity was 18,791.4 MW. According to KEGOC in 2017 Kazakhstan saw the increase in electricity generation and consumption compared to 2016: electricity generation grew by 8.8% (or by 8.3 billion kWh) and amounted to 102.4 billion kWh; electricity consumption grew by 6% (or by 5.5 billion kWh) to 97.9 billion kWh.

  • Moree Solar Farm 70 MWp Inaugurated in Australia

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    /13th March 2017, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM, Ingeteam) One of the largest PV plants in Australia has been now inaugurated, namely the Moree Solar Farm, with a rated power of 56 MWac (70 MWp). This project has been the first utility-scale solar plant in the country to be equipped with a system that allows the PV panels to follow the path of the sun, from east to west. Moree Solar Farm uses a single-axis horizontal tracker that maximises the power output, making it possible to supply approximately 145 GWh of energy annually to around 24,000 Australian households. The plant’s output is connected to Essential Energy’s distribution network, allowing the solar farm to supply electricity into the grid and trade in the National Market. Although the power plant has been up and running for nearly one year, it had not celebrated its opening ceremony until now. The inauguration took place on Friday, 3rd March 2017 and brought together the main representatives of the companies and institutions involved in the project. Ben Franklin, Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy, and Amy Kean, Renewable Energy Advocate, attended as the main representatives of New South Wales’ government.

  • New Report is Published about the Europe Solar Power Market 2020 - 2030 with Trends, Investments, Analysis, COVID-19 Impact, Projections

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    /15th May 2020, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Solar energy is the fastest-growing and lowest cost source globally. In Europe, solar capacity increased by 36 per cent to 8.5GW in 2018. However, 2019 was a huge success for the European solar PV market with a 104 per cent increase of newly installed solar PV capacity (16.7GW) compared to 2018 (8.5GW), according to the Europe Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Outlook: 2020 ÷ 2030. Cumulative installed solar capacity in Europe reached 131.9GW by the end of 2019, which is 14 per cent increase compared to 115.2GW at the end of 2018. By the end of 2020, several member states in the European Union have to speed up to meet their 2020 renewable energy targets. Furthermore, Renewable Market Watch™ expects countries such as Spain, France, and Italy shall take their place at the GW-scale annual installation level. Most of the countries in Europe agree with the new 32% EU 2030 renewables target. The ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package gives the solar sector a solid policy framework that paves the way for much more versatile, low-cost solar investments in Europe. The European Green Deal is the new roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable. This will happen by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

  • New Update is Published of the Europe Solar Power Market Outlook 2020 - 2030 with Trends, Investments, Analysis, COVID-19-Impact, Projections

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    /30th November 2020, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Solar energy is the fastest-growing and lowest cost source in the world. In Europe, solar capacity increased by 36 percent to 8.5GW in 2018. However, 2019 was a huge success for the European solar PV market with a 104 percent increase of newly installed solar PV capacity (16.7GW) compared to 2018 (8.5GW), according to the Europe Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Outlook: 2020 ÷ 2030. Cumulative installed solar capacity in Europe reached 131.9GW by the end of 2019, which is a 14 percent increase compared to 115.2GW at the end of 2018. By the end of 2020, several member states in the European Union have to speed up to meet their 2020 renewable energy targets. Furthermore, Renewable Market Watch™ expects countries such as Spain, France, and Italy shall take their place at the GW-scale annual installation level. Most of the countries in Europe agree with the new 32% EU 2030 renewables target. The ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package gives the solar sector a solid policy framework that paves the way for much more versatile, low-cost solar investments in Europe. The European Green Deal is the new roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable. This will happen by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

  • New Update of the State Energy Concept of the Czech Republic in Accordance of the EU's Climate and Energy Targets

    /LONDON, January 14, 2022, 10:30 GMT, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ By the end of 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Trade will prepare an update of the State Energy Concept of the Czech Republic with regard to the EU's climate and energy goals. The government's program statement also envisages the rehabilitation of photovoltaics as an important key resource. By 2025, at least one hundred thousand solar photovoltaic roofs should be set up in the Czech Republic. The Green Savings program will also continue.

  • NextEnergy Group Announces its New Renewable Development Division “Starlight” with a 5GW Global Pipeline

    /LONDON, March 11, 2022, 10:00 GMT, NextEnergy Group/ NextEnergy Group, a leading player in the global solar sector, is pleased to introduce Starlight, a new company within the NextEnergy Group focused on renewable asset development globally. Since 2008 the NextEnergy Group has developed over 100 utility-scale solar plants with an installed capacity in excess of 2GW, significantly contributing to global climate change mitigation. Starlight has been established to capture, consolidate and rapidly expand the Group’s renewable energy project development experience and presence.

  • Overview of the Renewable Energy Market in MENA Countries

    /20th September 2016, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM, IRENA, EY/, The renewable energy market in the MENA region is expanding rapidly, with many countries announcing projects and setting policies to promote renewable energy development and a number of initiatives undertaken to facilitate the deployment of renewable energy. According to the IFC, nearly $3 billion were invested in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2012, 40 % higher than in 2011 and roughly twice the amount invested in 2010. Growing recognition of these benefits is evident in the increasing amount of investment in renewable energy. It was estimated 10 that investment needs in the Mediterranean partner countries (MPC) would reach between EUR 7 and 21 billion 18 by 2020.

  • Poland Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Development Perspective and Opportunities in 2019

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    /19th February 2019, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/  Poland is a promising country among Central East European (CEE) countries for investors in solar photovoltaic (PV) generation facilities. According to the research department of Renewable Market Watch™, the Polish economy is safe for the business environment and long-term planning with a low risk of the financial crisis, offering excellent opportunities for renewable energy investments. In times of global economic crisis, Poland has strengthened its position in the region of Central and Eastern Europe and all over the continent. The country offers a wide range of investment incentives. Poland adopted the New Investment Support Act in June 2018. The new law is intended to expand the area offering tax incentives up to almost 100% of Poland’s investment space. 

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