Spanish government keeps solar industry in FITs suspense, after announcing fraud investigation

Savings potentials are then to be determined in such a way that future cuts in subsidies can be calculated on the basis of these figures.

This postponement in the tug of war, which has already lasted more than four months, has prompted AEF President Juan Laso – one of the participants involved in the negotiations – to comment: “Either they don’t want to, they can’t, or they have no idea what is going on here.”

He went on to say: “During the entire period there has not been one agreement, not a single understanding. Today we still don’t know what the government actually wants. We made several suggestions that respect investment security even with the cuts, but the government was willing to cross the line of legality from the very outset.”

The head of the association also criticized the fact that the stalemate surrounding solar subsidies has already prevented installation of an additional 500 megawatts and investments of more than €1.5 billion.

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