Germany: No cuts for existing PV installations 2013-03-28
The "brake on electricity price" action proposed by German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier seems to be off the table. An energy summit of federal and state representatives at the chancellery brought no end-solution. Further negotiations are called for.

There will be no cuts in the EEG for existing PV installations, according to Merkel.
Flickr/World Economic Forum "There will be no cuts in the EEG for existing installations," were the words of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) as she started to lead the discussion over electricity prices. She had met for several hours with the ministers before announcing this.

Schleswig-Holstein State Minister Thorsten Albig (SPD) welcomed this clear commitment from
the Chancellor. After all, this statement is important for the many already-installed PV systems in Germany. It is not sun and wind that are expensive, but the system is apparently wrong, Albig added.

It is anyone's guess whether the changes to the EEG will apply in August or prior to the upcoming elections. Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery Ronald Pofalla has been designated the position of negotiating with the state representatives. Another summit has been planned for May.

Merkel said that until then it would make sense to evaluate the savings that can be made with
regards to energy-intensive companies. New EEG installations also have to be observed. This
applies especially to wind power. The PV sector will remain outside of this observation for the
moment thanks to the many cuts it has already faced.

Merkel and the state leaders were united in stating that there has to be a fundamental reform in the EEG. This is to be addressed in a structured manner after the elections. Thuringia's head Christine Lieberknecht (CDU) called the summit another "further milestone" after the meeting. The energy revolution on the federal and state levels is apparently in the right hands and on the right track.
hot products
  • carport mounting structure

    Solar Car Park Mounting System

    SunRack solar car parking solar rack mount can be designed as single row and double row two version. It adopts triangle supporting structure technology, which is very strong and secure.

  • Solar Panel Installation Mounting

    Solar Ballast Mounting System

    SunRack ballast mounting system adopts foldable triangular to save cost both on installation and transportation. Non-penetration to rooftop.

  • Concrete base solar ground mounted

    SunRack Concrete Based Ground Mounting

    SunRack concrete base solar mounting is a highly versatile ground mounted solutions that can be widely applied in commercial and utility solar panel installation

welcome to Sunforson
If you have questions or suggestions,please leave us a message,we will reply you as soon as we can!
   

online service

home

products

about

contact