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02 Nov 2018

Economics ministry plans to cut support for large roof-mounted pv arrays by 20 percent – report

pv magazine

The German government plans to cut support payments for large roof-mounted photovoltaic arrays ranging in size from 40 to 750 kilowatts by around 20 percent at the turn of the year, reports Sandra Enkhardt in pv magazine, with reference to a draft bill by the Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi). “The proposal surprised the industry as it targets the segment largely responsible for Germany this year having hit its 2.5-gigawatt annual new renewable capacity target for the first time in five years,” writes Enkhardt. “Prices for photovoltaic modules and photovoltaic systems have dropped sharply in recent months,” said the German government in a document supporting the proposed cuts.

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