News Digest Item
12 Dec 2018

Number of new energy cooperatives decreases

DGRV – Cooperatives

The number of new renewable energy cooperatives has decreased by another 25 percent in 2015, compared to 2014 figures, cooperatives association DGRV found in a survey. Last year saw the establishment of 40 new cooperatives. But the boom years are over, particularly because the “economic boundaries for new solar PV projects were restricting the activities of energy cooperatives”, DGRV chairman Eckhard Ott said in a press release. The new auctions for renewables were a further hurdle for citizen energy projects, he said.

See the press release in German here and the survey results here.

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