“Saxony and Thuringia anxious for solar industry”
East German federal states Saxony and Thuringia have turned to the country’s federal government as well as the European Union to garner support for their ailing solar power industry, Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten reports. Both states’ economy ministers said they were going to gauge support options, and work towards changing the scope of solar power auctions to ensure that not the cheapest but rather the most environmentally friendly technology receives support, the article says. The insolvency of PV panel producer Solarworld has affected both regions, where the company has around 2,000 employees.
See the CLEW article Last major German solar cell maker surrenders to Chinese competition for background.