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Solar power feed-in tariff 2010 & 2011Since the middle of 2010, new rules have been in force for solar power feed-in tariffs - once again. Since then, compensation for solar energy has been reduced by as much as 15 or 16 percent.
If, in contrast to the previous year, thirteen per cent less was paid in July 2010 (in other words, only 34.05 cents per kWh instead of 39.14 cents per kWh), the feed-in tariff was further reduced by three percent in October 2010 (to 33.03 percent) Cents per kWh).
Less instead of more...
In plain language, this means that the state subsidy for the production of solar power by photovoltaic systems on the roofs of one- or two-family homes is reduced by 15 percent, in solar systems on open spaces by 16 percent.
In the case of photovoltaic installations that are placed on arable land, however, the remuneration should be completely eliminated in the future. On the other hand, the situation with solar plants on open spaces looks different, for which an official building permit was issued by January 2010: here, a feed-in tariff of 28.43 cents is paid for each kWh delivered.
At the moment it is still unclear how long there will be any funding here. The fact is that until now the subsidization of solar installations on open spaces was limited until 2014. In 2010, however, those responsible decided to lift the time limit prematurely.
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All these changes were primarily made against the background in order to effectively counteract over-promotion. However, without at the same time wanting to inhibit the further development of the solar industry.
At least that's what the media say. In addition, a reduction of the feed-in tariff for photovoltaic systems was recently adopted in the summer of 2011 as well. The planned level of reduction is expected to be between nine and 13 percent.
Nevertheless, it is worth knowing in this regard, however, that self-consumption has been increased. Since 1 July of last year, the amount of self-consumption is now 500 kW. According to experts, there is still a lot to be done with regard to the solar electricity feed-in tariff. What exactly, remains to be seen.