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Germany Expects Installation ‘Rally’ to Beat Solar Cuts

Bloomberg -- Germany’s solar industry expects an installation rush over the next six months as developers try to beat planned subsidy cuts in the second-biggest market for sun power.

Developers have brought forward plans to install panels on concerns that reductions in feed-in tariffs scheduled to take effect between April 1 and Sept. 30 make later investments unfeasible, the BSW solar industry association said.

“We expect a ‘final rally’ during the next weeks but then a drastic downturn in the market in the fall at the latest,” Joerg Mayer, managing director of the BSW, said by e-mail. “Thousands of solar jobs are then at risk.”

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government wants to cut the pace of annual solar installations by half after incentives for the industry pushed installations to a record 7.5.


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dhdiesel
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:53:41 PM

And when the subsidies stop here in the U.S., all these solar installers that have been popping up like fly-by-nite used car lots did back in the '60's, will disappear faster than they appeared.. along with those 20 year leases. Suckerrrs
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:22:07 PM

Those subsidies make it feasible.
A2J
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:20:53 AM

OK
grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 7:55:28 AM

Same o same o.
bar1035
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 7:53:11 AM

even the solar proponents admit without subsidies the stuff just can't compete.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 6:11:37 AM

k
ReddevilNO
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 5:46:39 AM

Okay.
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 5:29:36 AM

Less dependency on oil or fossil fuels.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 4:58:03 AM

nice try
kitty1750
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 2:33:00 AM

Surprising.
CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 1:07:30 AM

Solar power is the most competitive alternative to the products sold at quite a hefty price by the global oil cartel.
1mrtym
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:46:43 AM

ok
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:37:37 AM

i sure wish i could afford to add a few more
TBONE3
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:30:02 AM

OK, what happens next? Ending of Solar? ANYTHING good????
Rednix
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:27:12 AM

I would have though more countries with more sun would be ahead of Germany's pace.
a_lu_vasile
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:25:16 AM

And?
GigHarborHound
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:22:31 AM

End of subsidies equals the end of solar and wind power!!! Problem is the gubmint has tie rate payers in increased rates to fund the ones currently installed!!!
NemoIL
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:17:23 AM

Of course, solar is unable to stand on its own two feet with out subsidies.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:17:04 AM

Germany decided to get out of nuclear generation after Japan's disaster and replace it with a mix of renewable and more efficient fossil-fired generators.
RENEGADEGAS
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:16:40 AM

TXGasPriceSpy ... "I know this has something to do with the gas station price!!!"

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Well when you figure it out could you let the rest of us know?

This is such a waste of time and money. When will people learn. Do the math and then tell us how much you'll save.

[Edited by: RENEGADEGAS at 4/15/2012 1:18:38 AM EST]
afghaned
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:16:13 AM

There are many overcast days in Germany. Their over reaction to the Japanese nuclear disaster will cause more wasted tax payer funds.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:14:41 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:10:30 AM

I know this has something to do with the gas station price!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:09:29 AM

Good on 'em.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:02:36 AM

It's their money....or is it?
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:01:57 AM

Great
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:01:38 AM

:)
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:01:10 AM


Interesting. Seems Germany has noticed that Mother Nature gives free solar energy refills ;0}

FROM THE ARTICLE:

Electricity from solar panels rose 40 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago, the BSW said this week. Solar panels generated 3.9 billion kilowatt-hours in the first three months of the year, enough for about 4 million households.



[Edited by: teafortwo at 4/15/2012 1:02:11 AM EST]
SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:58:31 PM

Waste more money.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:58:05 PM

I think so too.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:52:00 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:51:24 PM

"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." steven chu, obama's energy secretary.
Pumpz
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:49:10 PM

Sounds good.
LSU_TIGERS_dmb
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:49:02 PM

It does not save money. Drill for oil
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:46:17 PM

Ok..
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:45:28 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:44:13 PM

right
must87searcher
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:43:19 PM

Conditions are different in some locations. Questions still stand.
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:38:53 PM

At least they have gotten away from nuclear energy.
DandyDapple
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:38:22 PM

;-)
gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:38:21 PM

Ok...
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:34:18 PM

Ok
danreino
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:30:19 PM

Odd that solar power is so dominant in one the cloudiest nations on the planet. A positive for them versus here; is in Germany they dont get mega large sized hail like we do here.
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:29:27 PM

Subsidy cuts or not, the German citizens are in for a rocky ride over the next few years. Without nukes and coal, they will have to start depending on wind and solar - or go without.
RBob
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:28:32 PM


The more alternatives the better for everyone.

BobD2009
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:27:57 PM

Cut the subsidy, and the solar industry goes nuts.
jrschl
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:26:31 PM

Europe just thinks differently.
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:24:03 PM

I am guessing it will still keep going and solar will reduce the price some to continue to get the sales.
cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:18:22 PM

The Germans ruled that they will have no more nuclear power. This is one of their possible sources for the replacement requirements. Notice that they have an extreme deficit looming over the horizon.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:18:10 PM

more power to them
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:18:08 PM

Ugly and not a good deal today
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