News Digest Item
24 Aug 2016

“Flower pot, deck-chair, solar panel“

Süddeutsche Zeitung

A regulation by the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE) keeps German tenants from using power from small personal solar panels on their balconies for self-consumption, while other countries allow the use, writes Ralph Diermann for Süddeutsche Zeitung. According to the provision, facilities producing power must not be connected to the household circuit because of possible overloads. Critics argue that such circuits could handle the relatively small amounts of extra power, and a change of the regulation is foreseen for this autumn.

Read the article in German here.

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