Portugal publishes new regulations for solar PV projects

The Portugal government has published new regulations for solar PV and other energy projects. The new rules aim to prioritise the dissemination of mature technologies such as PV, for which several proposals were submitted in the past few months. The government stressed that the number of applications for unsubsidised solar projects is currently significantly more than the grid capacity in some regions. As a consequence, projects will be selected under a new drawing mechanism, which will be based on factors such as the project’s capacity, its grid area and technology selection.