Additional funding for photovoltaics research and development should move the German states to a “yes” regarding the countrys EEG, or renewable energy law. Saxony-Anhalts Minister President believes an agreement on Germanys solar subsidies will be reached by the summer.
Germanys Bundesrat wants to revise the countrys renewable energy law (EEG) for photovoltaics. A majority of Bundesrat representatives, therefore, voted for the invocation of a mediation committee with the Federal Parliament.
According to reports, 30 percent of Hamburg-based Conergy AG will be acquired by a Chinese photovoltaic company. Conergy would not confirm the news.
As part of Germany’s new solar subsidy, feed-in tariffs (FIT) for photovoltaic systems larger than 10 megawatts (MW) are to be eliminated. According to a media report, several companies, including leading project planner Belectric, are considering submitting a complaint against the Renewable Energy Act [EEG] amendment before the German Federal Constitutional Court.