Bundesrat Clears Reduced German Solar Feed-in Tariffs

In its session this morning, the Bundesrat also consented to the Mediation Committee’s compromise for revised solar feed-in tariffs. After promulgation, the new feed-in tarriffs for photovoltaics shall apply retroactively as of 1 April 2012. The new PV feed-in tariffs as of 1 July 2012 will range from 13.1 to 18.92 ct/kWh, with further reductions in the following months.

The new feed-in tariffs for PV systems can be seen in the following table:

Solar Feed-in Tariffs

Installed in, at or on building or noise protection wall

Freestanding facility ≤ 10 MW

Revision 2012

≤ 10 kW

≤ 40 kW

≤ 1 MW

≤ 10 MW

Generation covered by  feed-in tariff

100%

90%

90%

100%

100%

Put into service
As of 01.04.2012

19.50

18.50

16.50

13.50

13.50

Degression

1%

As of 01.05.2012

19.31

18.32

16.34

13.37

13.37

Degression

1%

As of  01.06.2012

19.11

18.13

16.17

13.23

13.23

Degression

1%

As of 01.07.2012

18.92

17.95

16.01

13.10

13.10

Degression

1%

As of 01.08.2012

18.73

17.77

15.85

12.97

12.97

Degression

1%

As of 01.09.2012

18.54

17.59

15.69

12.84

12.84

Degression

1%

As of 01.10.2012

18.36

17.42

15.53

12.71

12.71

Degression

Depending on newly installed capacity in July. August and September 2012

As of 01.11.2012

To be announced by Federal Network Agency by 31.10.2012 at the latest

Certain grandfathering provisions apply.

The PV feed-in tariffs for 11/12 to 07/13 can be found here.

Sources: BundesratBMU

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