The coalition parties have announced changes to the proposed law for the reduction in solar subsidies. The environmental policy spokesman of the FDP parliamentary group, Michael Kauch said during a hearing of the Environment Committee on Wednesday that among other things, the system of "breathing cover" should be reintroduced. It provides that the respective economies of scale of production in relation to the annex is made from plants. Canceled a planned regulation is also likely to authorization to market so-called integration model. This would give the government legal means possible to change certain subsidy rates, without having to involve the parliament. Whether a further regulation will be deleted, still under discussion, said Kauch. Meanwhile, the plans of the federal government pushed for the reduction in solar subsidies in principle by many experts in understanding. The majority of experts have practiced at the hearing of the Environment Committee, however, criticism of a number of details of the bill (17/8877), had the government introduced into Parliament two weeks ago.
The integration model was one of the things that was particularly critical of the experts questioned. It provides that the plant operators in the future is not 100 percent, but feed only between 85 and 90 percent of the electricity generated into the grid must. Although the goal is commendable, Maren Hille said the Federation of Energy and Water Management, the current design, however, is "optimized". This provision would require a large processing overhead. Therefore, they suggested for their association to limit rather than a percentage reduction in the photovoltaic compensation from twelve to eight months.Holger Krawinkel the Consumer Federation recalled that Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a promise that the levy according to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) should not continue to rise. The target of the government package of measures, therefore he called "as complying entirely acceptable." Due to the issues of grid parity, the so-called 50.2 Hertz problem, he advocated that provision of the necessary upgrades should be funded by the operators of the facilities.
Hubert Aulich from PV Crystalox Solar Company, a company that mainly produces silicon wafers, expressed concern that "the success story of photovoltaics could be stopped." He stressed that even for industry reliability in terms of the legal framework is absolutely necessary and criticized that the Law was a lack of legitimate result. "We relied on the cover breathing," he said. Zembsch Martin, CEO of Belectrich solar power plants, called also better planning and investment security. The proposed transition period for open spaces to 30 June is "unacceptable," said Zembsch. Due to existing terms and regulations of the building regulations, the transitional periods are not realistic: "Even if you take the brownies to you can not do it," he said.
Even Karl-Heinz Remmers from the solar company practice, criticized the market integration model and the currently proposed regulatory power. He also demanded that there must be differentiated between the various plant types more. He asked, "stop talking about the achievements broken," and also suggested a number of improvements to the law. Remmers also warned that the fee reduction would result in a credit crunch among investors, as banks would only finance what would be billed securely. Philippe Welter of Photon Europe, stressed that "had been shattered in recent weeks a lot of china" in the field of photovoltaics. He criticized the fact that there is in the Bill of thought transformation. He nevertheless expressed optimism about the future of photovoltaics. They have been through in the past, "the greatest learning curve." Therefore, he predicted: "Later this decade, the photovoltaic, the cheapest energy source - cheaper than coal and gas."