News Digest Item
15 Mar 2018

Solar and wind industry oppose joint auctions

pv magazine

The German Solar Industry Association BSW and the German Wind Energy Association BWE say joint auctions for solar and wind power capacity won’t achieve a well-balanced mix of renewables, Sandra Enkhardt reports for pv magazine. While prices are currently roughly equal, joint auctions would not be able to ensure a “healthy mix of technologies” in the long term, because of “different cost structures”, Carsten Körnig, head of BSW Solar said. The first joint tender launched in February. Results are expected in early April.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW news digest item Germany launches joint onshore wind and solar tender, including “grid component”.

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