Wind Energy Association says auction results increase risk projects will not be realised
The price drop at the onshore wind auction is good news for consumers and policymakers, but they increase the risk that the construction of wind energy projects will fall off a cliff in 2019 and 2020 in Germany, according to the Wind Energy Association (BWE). Citizen cooperative projects successful in the auction bet on technologies that are not yet established on the market, according to BWE. In contrast, projects by other investors need a planning permission linked to a specific technology and are therefore at a competitive disadvantage, the BWE says.
Find background in the article Booming German wind power sector fears 2019 cliff and the factsheet From survey to harvest: How to build a wind farm in Germany.