28 Apr '15, 4pm

German PV trade association lobbies for ‘cheaper than coal’ ground-mount solar

BSW Solar says that ground mount solar, while not displaying all of the distributed generation advantages of the other market segments, is still cheap enough to compete with other energy sources, including new-build coal power plants. Image: Wirsol. German PV trade industry association BSW Solar has cast fresh doubts over the country’s new tender process for awarding ground-mount solar energy projects, saying that many would-be developers are likely to miss out. The association’s spokesman David Wedepohl told PV Tech today that while it is too early to comment on several aspects of the process until the full results are made public, the association was not happy to see relatively low caps on the country’s new installations for an energy generation technology competitive on price with coal. PV Tech reported on 22 April that the first round, to award 150MW of ground-mount, o...

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