Solar companies call on government to boost domestic industry
German solar companies and research organisations are calling for an effective industrial policy strategy to strengthen the domestic solar business and avoid an exodus of companies to Asia. In an open letter to the federal government, more than 30 signatories call for market incentives for solar products that meet sustainability criteria – akin to regulation in France. They also want the government to strengthen German solar research and development, and better coordination of cooperation across Europe.
Read the letter in German here.
For background, read the CLEW article Last major German solar cell maker surrenders to Chinese competition.