Small solar plays big role in sustaining Q2 investment
New clean energy investment rebounded 24% to $56bn in Q2 2012 from an abysmal first quarter of the year, thanks largely to the growing market for small-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. Plummeting renewable energy equipment costs showed signs of stabilising, at least temporarily, for the first time in several years. And policy-makers in the EU continued scaling back subsidies just as their counterparts in Japan were stepping up support for the sector. In this second edition of the Clean Energy Policy & Market Briefing, Bloomberg New Energy Finance highlights Q2 2012’s key trends and policy developments.
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