The Germany solar incentive debate continues. While it was announced last week that there are plans to introduce a feed-in tariff (FIT) cap on photovoltaic modules, yet another proposal has suggested that only 80 percent of fed-in solar electricity should receive a tariff.
Ever clearer signals are emerging that Germanys Federal Government is planning a new type of cap for solar subsidies. According to the latest plans, only a yearly electricity yield of between 800 and 900 kilowatt (kW) hours per kW peak will qualify for a tariff. Such a rule would, above all, benefit Chinese module and inverter suppliers.
According to media reports, the Chinese government in Beijing has scaled back its Golden Sun Program subsidies and its feed-in tariff rates following an increased demand for photovoltaics in the country.
LDK Solar, Bosch and Centrosolar have all been given the green light to go ahead with their planned (and, for LDK and Centrosolar, partial) takeovers of Sunways, Voltwerk and Gecko Group, respectively.
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