Almost 242.5MW of solar was installed under the feed-in tariff in Q1 2019, representing a significant surge as the scheme was shuttered for good.
With the Republic of Ireland finally giving the green light to the country's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme, solar developers that have waited years for their opportunity are gearing up for delivery. Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, outlines the current state of the Irish market and what kinds of projects are in with a chance of support next year.
Dieter Helm has recommended that feed-in tariffs and Contracts for Difference auctions be phased out and merged into a single, unified Equivalent Firm Power (EFP) auction to better reflect costs associated with intermittency.
Energy market regulator Ofgem has confirmed that it is to enact drastic cuts to embedded benefits from 1 April 2018.
A Liberal Democrat-led government would restore support for solar PV cut by the Conservatives, the party’s election manifesto has stated.
Solar installations under the feed-in tariff continued to dwindle in Q1 2017 as uptake under the new regime showed no sign of picking up.
The National Audit Office’s report into the Levy Control Framework would have been considered “material evidence” in Solarcentury’s appeal against the premature closure of the Renewables Obligation, the company has claimed.