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Health of Germany’s #solar market inspires further discussion of #grid needs #energy #renewables

But as celebrated the market’s success, they were also mindful of the new challenges that accompany such growth. "In the future we need to be smarter about designing both the transmission lines as well as the photovoltaic systems", said Karl-Heinz Remmers, CEO of organizer Solarpraxis in his opening speech. He said that from an economic standpoint, owing to the steep falls in price of the modules, it will be important in the future to take one´s chance in being more efficient both in matching system configurations and in the systems themselves. For a long time grid parity has been the long-term goal of the industry, but now it makes more sense to use the generated power directly rather than feeding it into the grid. "Bye-bye to grid parity", is the new motto, Remmers suggested. Hans-Josef Fell, MP for the Green Party, noted that the industry is running far ahead of the muc...

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