Germany May Cap Solar Energy Subsidy Per Unit, Berliner Reports
New units would receive subsidies for no more than 900 kilowatt hours of output per year and kilowatt of generation capacity, the newspaper reported in an e-mailed preview of a story to be published tomorrow. Output per kilowatt installed capacity can reach as much as 1,100 kilowatt hours in southern Germany, the newspaper said.
German Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen and Economy Minister Philipp Roesler are in talks over adjusting solar subsidies after Germany, Europe’s biggest renewables market, installed a record 7.5 gigawatts of solar panels last year, more than double the government’s target. A decision probably will be taken next week, the newspaper said.
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