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Rooftop PV Has Reached Grid Parity in Main EU Markets

“Specific countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain stand out in the maps as they host the highest economic potential that translates to more options for advantageous investments,” stated the paper, adding, electricity retail prices of 0.30-0.169 Euros/kWh meant rooftop solar could offer electricity savings of 49% in Germany, 44% in Spain, 42% in Italy and 23% in France.
External News

Elon Musk’s Latest Plan for the Solar Market: Rentals

Tesla will now rent solar systems to customers in six states for $50 a month, in a scheme to boost residential solar deployments after it logged its lowest quarterly installations ever in Q2.
Solar panels in Ohio

Rooftop solar at Ohio's Wayne National Forest / Wayne National Forest / CC BY 2.0

What’s Next for Renewable Energy in Ohio?

In July, the state of Ohio passed its HB 6 energy bill, which authorizes $300 million in annual surcharges on utility ratepayers, primarily to fund four struggling coal and nuclear power plants. The bill also scales back the state’s clean energy targets. Now that HB 6 has been signed into law, what changes will it bring for stakeholders in the industry?
Commentary

‘True Grid Parity about More Than Electricity Price’

Effective grid parity will only be achieved when the cost of PV electricity factors in the expense of grid upgrades and the storage systems its intermittent nature requires, says head of Mercom Capital Raj Prabhu.