News Digest Item
28 Jun 2018

Tenant electricity law for solar power ineffective – industry

BSW Solar

The law aimed at facilitating the use of solar panels in inner cities by allowing tenants to consume electricity generated on their roofs fails to bring about the desired effects, the industry lobby group BSW Solar says in a press release. The effectivity of the law that was introduced about one year ago is hampered by “unnecessary tax burdens and red tape,” the group says, adding that the roughly 100 tenant electricity projects with a capacity of three megawatts (MW) registered with the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) represent less than one percent of the solar power generation potential that currently exist on German roofs. Up to 3.8 million flats in the country could be powered with tenant electricity from solar panels, the group says.

Find the press release in German here.

For background, read the factsheet Cities’ & municipalities’ role in the Energiewende.

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