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European Commission approves French aid scheme for renewables
The European Commission has approved a EUR 30.5 billion aid program for France to boost its development of renewable energy, indicating the EU’s commitment to achieve renewable energy targets.
EU to raise share of renewables to 40% by 2030
According to the latest report published on August 18 by Ember, an independent climate think-tank, the EU saw solar generation rise to record high in June and July, accounting for 10% of total electricity generation in the region.
Japan raises renewables target for 2030
This July, Japan’s Ministry of Economic, Trade, and Industry (METI) released an energy policy draft aiming to raise the share of non-fossil fuel energy sources (including renewables, nuclear power, and hydrogen) in the electricity mix to 60% by 2030, 2.5
Biden administration steps up its solar power game
Since President Joe Biden took office, he has been actively promoting infrastructure construction and the development of renewable energy, and continually encourages the adoption of rooftop solar.
China seeks government policies to boost distributed PV deployment
PV Infolink estimates China to add 50 GW of new PV generation capacity in 2021, bringing the cumulative capacity to more than 300 GW by the end of the year. Although the country installed merely 13 GW of PV capacity in the first half of the year, supporti
Residential PV: Remain to be seen if it’s a pathway for Shanghai to peak carbon emissions
China has officially entered the grid parity era after subsidies for centralized projects and distributed C&I projects ended. To achieve more than 15 GW of new residential PV installations this year, the National Development and Reform Commission confirme
China extends grid-connection deadline amid ceaseless solar price hikes
China’s consumer price index (CPI) in May hit a 12-month high, rising by 1.3% year-on-year due to surging commodity prices. Producer Price Index (PPI) increased 9% year-on-year and 0.7% from April, coming in beyond expectation for a 8.5% gain.
PV inverter gripped by critical component shortage until second quarter 2022
Raw material shortages continued in the PV supply chain. In addition to soaring polysilicon prices, ocean freight rates surged in April again, worsening supply chain bottlenecks. PV inverters might be the next to take a blow due to semiconductor chip shor