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The next stage in European solar power: A boom in subsidy-free solar?

January 23, 2013
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Europe has seen massive uptake of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the past few years. At the helm has been Germany, whose EEG legislation has paved the way for a world-leading rate of uptake for solar panels in the country. Others–Italy, Spain, and France, among others–are also doing well thanks to government support for renewables. All the [...]

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Germany aims to support solar energy storage

January 21, 2013
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The German government will begin giving support to the installations of energy storage systems for solar panels. Although the the affordability of installing a solar PV system has increased dramatically across the globe in just the last few years (and is lowest in Germany), the cost of storing power still remains prohibitively high. Germany’s push [...]

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UK could install 8 gigawatts of solar by 2016

December 20, 2012
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The UK could surpass much sunnier EU member states in installed solar panel capacity in the next 3 years, according to a report compiled jointly by Rexel Energy and IMS Research. The report estimates that the UK will have 8 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed by 2016–vs around 1GW at present. Bookmark [...]

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UK solar PV system prices among the lowest in the world (but still catching up with Germany)

December 7, 2012
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Prices for installed solar systems are among the lowest in the world, according to data from the most recent quarterly report from NDP SolarBuzz. The UK came in roughly behind China, Germany, and Italy in terms of the affordability of solar photovoltaic (PV) system costs, although it is noted that costs have come down significantly in [...]

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Europe, led by Germany, installed 2/3 of world’s solar PV capacity in 2011

September 27, 2012
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Europe installed more than 2/3–at 18.5 gigawatts (GW)–of solar photovoltaics (PV) systems in the year 2011, clearly leading the world and bringing the total capacity of solar panels installed in the EU up to 52GW, according to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC)’s 2012 Photovoltaics Status Report. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend [...]

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