Germany's parliament approves solar cut compromise

Germany’s Bundesrat upper house of parliament has agreed to a compromise proposal to slightly reduce the cuts for solar power incentives. The reductions will be implemented over a three month period. The bundesrat has agreed to cut the tariffs by 13 percent in July and 16 percent from October on.The decision follows yesterday’s agreement on solar cuts compromise by the German lower house.

Due to the steep fall in prices of solar equipment and production, Chancellor Merkel proposed a decrease in feed-in-tariffs for new roof top solar installations. A compromise was needed to resolve the political impasse over this plan.