Prosumers

All news, projects, and legislation concerning prosumers and their role in the power generation sector, specifically how the generation and use of electricity can impact the grid, tariffs, as well as supply and demand strategies in light of growing use of renewables and energy storage technologies by prosumers.

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar takes legal action against Spain

Masdar has filed a complaint with the Washington DC-based International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, which is a member of the World Bank Group, citing the Spanish government’s decision to place retroactive changes to its renewables support schemes.

Alarm as Abbott threatens anti-renewables appointment in Australia

The renewable energy industry in Australia is upset at the potential appointment of a firm adversary to renewable power to a new panel, which focuses on reviewing the country’s Renewable Energy Target (RET).
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New UK plan to support decentralised power generation, energy savings

As part of a plan to encourage decentralised power generation and energy savings, the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today revealed a new Community Energy Strategy.

Rooftop solar array is US state’s largest

A solar photovoltaic system that supplies electricity for an Ikea furniture store in Centennial, Colorado, US is now the state’s largest single-use rooftop solar array.

Toshiba to launch new German business model for on-site solar power

Toshiba has announced that it will enter Germany's solar market in March 2014 with an on-site consumption model for solar power that will operate outside the country’s feed-in tariff scheme.

Rooftop PV system is the height of fashion

Martifer Solar has recently completed a rooftop solar installation, with a combined capacity of 862.25 kW, for the well-known fashion brand Max Mara in Italy.

CHP group bashes UK’s draft energy bill

A draft energy bill in the UK has been criticized by the country’s Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) for proposing complex incentives that may deter investment in low carbon energy

Carmanah awarded $1.3m rooftop PV contract

Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) is working with PowerStream Inc. to provide and install a 300kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system for a community centre in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Spain’s decision to halt FIT contracts will hurt cogeneration business

Faced with a serious economic deficit, the new center-right Spanish government has acted to temporarily put a halt to awarding new feed-in tariff (FIT) contracts starting in January 2013, and cogeneration companies will be affected.

Thousands protest solar cuts in Berlin

Thousands gathered in Berlin this week to protest looming cuts to solar power incentives, which the solar industry says will reduce the market for new installations in Germany, the world's largest, to just a quarter of its size and result in massive job losses.

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