News Digest Item
27 Feb 2017

“Tenants to receive money for solar plants”

Spiegel Online

The German economy ministry plans to reimburse tenants for using power generated by photovoltaic arrays and district heating plants installed in the buildings they live in, Gerald Traufetter writes on Spiegel Online. According to a draft by the ministry, tenants will be eligible to receive grants of up to 3.81 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), Traufetter writes. “Tenant power support can give the impetus for a further expansion of pv plants,” Spiegel Online quotes the ministry as saying. New Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries recently recently made similar announcements. The law is expected to be adopted before the current legislative period in autumn 2017.

Read the article in German here

All texts created by the Clean Energy Wire are available under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)” . They can be copied, shared and made publicly accessible by users so long as they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

Journalism for the energy transition

Get our Newsletter
Join our Network
Find an interviewee