Monday, August 21st, 2017

Pace of German solar panel additions slows in 2014

<img src="http://www.davidsellers.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/b21cf38b41_2015-02-03T125853Z-1-LYNXMPEB120I7-RTROPTP-2-USA-GERMANY-POWER.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="solar panels surround the entrance to the Wacker Chemie AG facility in the south-east Bavarian town of Burghausen” align=”left” title=”solar panels surround the entrance to the Wacker Chemie AG facility in the south-east Bavarian town of Burghausen” border=”0″ />German solar panel installations fell by 42.4 percent last year to 1.9 gigawatts (GW), data from energy regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, showed. The government had allowed up to 2.6 GW of new units to receive feed-in tariffs each year, showing that efforts to rein in the expansion of solar have been successful. A green energy law last summer set the caps on new builds as well as requiring operators to align their output volumes more directly with the market rather than relying on subsidies. Germany's total solar capacity now stands at 38.2 GW, the figures showed.


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