Short of the solar service: end of the boom?

The new government wants to brief the solar power requirement from 2010. Currently, the industry is booming, thanks to the renewable energy service law (eeg)

Whether the mending records after the renewable energy law (eeg) are really overhanged and what a shortness could do, it is violently arguing. Economic lobbies and consumer centers make mood for an immediate short up to 30 percent. But the goods but the "deathtop" for the solar economy, in contrast, solar association and environmental protection.

The solar power threatens to suffocate his own success. For more severe, consumer associations and energy experts have been talking to reduce eeg consumption by up to 30 percent. Currently owners receive solar systems – depending on whether it is an outdoor or building system – according to renewable energy law (eeg) 32 to 43 cents per kilowatt hour. The repayment sentences, which are ultimately paid by consumers on the electricity price, are relatively high compared to electricity from wind, organic and geothermal energy.

Even now, the sentences per year are sinking by the "natural degression" by eight or. 10 percent. But that is not critics enough – especially in times where election promises should be adhered to the burgers, without burdening households without the mandrels. For weeks, the claim has been denounced by liberals and conservative politicians as well as energy-related associations as "superhealed". The working groups environment and economy of the coalition partners had advised the shorts at the beginning of the week. First of all, the coordinator for environmental ies of the cdu group, joachim pfeiffer, did a strong reduction.

How roughly the "over" requirement is actually, there are also the opinions of the experts apart. Thus, the rwe near the rheinisch-westfal institute for economic research (rwi) raises the solar industry to burden consumers up to 2033 with 77 billion euros. Uhral and unrealistic, on the other hand, the german institute for economic research (diw) will pay these numbers. This can only be achieved with a very high expansion of plants. Diw energy expert claudia kemfert is preferable to provide the information of the transmission system operators decreasing to the solar power, which expect a burden of a maximum of 50 billion euros.

Experts of the industry magazine photon argue, the market is already overfood now and it was knocked off too much margins. In addition, the solar companies were only pitching the "raisins" and no longer fulfill each offer. Also, despite the crisis, the manufacturing costs would like this year as expected.

"We have to do here with a kind of fearful prophecy," says gerd rosenkranz from german environmental help (duh).

With the investigation, the sentences were sinked under black-yellow, a veritable sales boom is now drawn – thus the installation performance increases dramatically and plays again to those in the hands that wanted to reduce the hardship from the beginning.

In fact, the monteurs in the last few months were barely afterwards. However, however, the installation companies benefit, less the solar module manufacturers. The latter had namely to fight with the competition from abroad, say duh spokesman rosary. An additional reduction of the solar claim could rub the german module manufacturers in a deep hole. An example is spain: due to the deletion of the claim broke in the country the solar industry completely collapsed. The spanish failure also met the german market hard and is in addition to the chinese competition one of the causes for the current crisis of the industry, as carsten kornig had snapped by the federal association solar industry (bsw) a few weeks ago.

The bsw rejects the expected non-cash roots. Above all, he sees the planning security of his member companies. These had set up on the eeg framework conditions. A sudden reduction konne to a "crimping of technology development" drove. Other industry representatives such as the german society for solar energy (dgs) and the federal government of energy consumers. They burred, the industry could be hit "deadly".

In contrast, coarse entrepreneurs in the industry like frank asbeck by solarworld themselves demanded a reduction in solar factor – but only additional six to seven percent. As far as solarworld is concerned, expert has kemfert from german institute for economic research an explanation for the "cutting into his own meat" parat:

In fact, the group can also cope with criminal records. Unlike competition can be kept from the neck if you enter competitors through such demands from the market.

Rosary of the german environmental aid if, on the other hand suspects a premature distraction of the entrepreneur to prevent worse. He warns:

We have to be on the hat, because there are currently political interests that organize a roll back in energy policy and want to abolish the eeg most.

Kemfert and rosary are strictly against the 30 percent reduction: this was sustainably damaged the industry. The diw expert suggests making the eeg more flexible and to incorporate a hemorrhagean pance of at least 10 and a maximum of 17 percent in the law.

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