Ireland has a great appetite for solar, backed by government incentives. KMPG forecasts the Irish solar market could hit 4 GW by 2030. Smart Solar Ireland Conference in Cork, 5t April 2017 provides beneficial insights about policy, finance and regulation.
Solar auctions Poland: EPC from Halle receives surcharges for 17 MW solar parks - expected returns of 7.5 to 8 percent
Achim Schäfer, Managing Director of Solar New Energy Holding in Halle/Germany, is pleased. At the first auction of photovoltaic concessions in Poland, the medium-sized company received surcharges of 9.2 to 9.4 cents/kWh for solar parks with a total of 17 MW. The expected net profit is 7.5 to 8 percent. The basis for the success is, however, an intensive market exploration and a strong local presence.
A new voluntary test guideline for the efficiency of residential battery storage systems is to create more transparency in the German market. For many manufacturers, so far, no verifiable data are available.
Energy storage: Successful test installations of MyReserve in Northern Ireland Pearse from BHC Distributors reports
Trials of battery storage system MyReserve of Solarwatt have begun in the UK and Ireland ahead of a planned April launch. Besides some smaller teething issues Pearse McHenry from BHC Distributors in Ballycastle/Northern Ireland also reports about positive practical results. He sees good sales perspectives especially in Ireland, also due to already passed grid-certification of the solar inverters of the energy storage system. (Part two)