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Solar Energy in Germany - Trends and DevelopmentsThe global financial crisis also affects the solar industry in Germany. There are many companies in this industry who are talking about worse financing conditions, which in turn has an impact on demand.
Especially in the area of major projects, there are no longer as many orders to register as they were a few years ago.
In the private customer segment, however, the volume of orders remained largely stable, mainly due to state subsidies and subsidy programs at state and local level.
Reduction in state subsidies
Nevertheless, there may be an incipient change in the future, as government subsidies for the use of solar energy have been cut. The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control, Bafa for short, was until recently the point of contact at all when it came to the state subsidies for solar systems.
Since the 3. Mail 2010 this promotion is put on ice for an indefinite period. It is true that applications received by Bafa before that date are processed and granted, but only until the funds of the funds still available are exhausted. This makes it questionable how long solar systems in the private sector will receive state subsidies.
However, Bafa is not the only government entity involved in financial
Funding for the use of solar energy. Also the Kreditanstalt
Reconstruction (KfW) offers a number of programs, some of which can be combined. They are not affected by the cuts and cuts.
Expert opinion: the upswing continues nevertheless
Experts believe that even these cuts and cuts will not stop many households from investing in renewable energy, because in the long run, the single household can save a lot of money through solar power.
Especially families who build a house today rely on this energy source and include the investment costs right from the start in their financial planning.
In addition, the idea of the environment is still in a state of optimism. Many large solar projects have been realized in the past, which more or less have a role model for the individual household. For example, the Vatican has installed a solar power system on the roof of the Audience Hall. The total output here is 222 kilowatts, so that here, too, made a major contribution to environmental protection.
These and similar projects also encourage individuals to do something to protect the environment while relieving their own budget.
Although it has recently come to cuts from the state, the government wants to continue in the future to promote the renewable energy festhalten.