News Digest Item
12 Apr 2018

Solar and wind industries regard joint auction as a failure

BSW / BWE

The German Solar Association (BSW) and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) “regard the first joint auction [for onshore wind and solar power] as a failure,” and call for separate auctions to be held in the future, the two organisations write in a joint press release. The two technologies should not be “entangled in an aimless cost competition,” they write. The federal government has set itself an ambitious renewable energies expansion target for 2030, said BWE president Hermann Albers. “This can only be reached if both wind energy and solar energy are significantly expanded immediately,” he said. Pitting “the two important pillars of our future energy system” against each other was inefficient and not goal-oriented, he said.

Read the press release in German here.

For background, read the CLEW news digest item Germany launches joint onshore wind and solar tender, including “grid component,” and the dossier Onshore wind power in Germany.

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