16-17 February 2011, London, UK
In domino-like fashion, European governments are revising their feed-in tariff (FiT) schemes and permitting procedures in 2010, to keep pace with PV’s rapid technology advances and its declining costs.
Stakeholders are waiting to see which technologies will really take off and who will become the major players in merging European solar markets. First movers are generally thought to garner fairly robust advantages over later entrants.In April 2010 the UK solar PV Feed in Tariff, also known as the ‘Clean Energy Cashback Scheme’ came into force. Thus, domestic and international solar companies are poised for a dramatic increase in activity in the UK solar sector. On the other end of the continent, the Turkish parliament is set to bolster their renewable energy legislation this summer. Boasting high insolation values, a large population and a rapidly growing demand for energy, Turkey is set to become a major solar market.