Current Analysis: Solar Parks Will No Longer Depend On EEG Subsidies Soon

Current analysis has shown that solar parks will soon no longer be dependent on EEG subsidies. With the solar parks, a climate-friendly, sustainable and future-oriented form of energy generation is available which, alongside other renewable energies such as wind power, can be seen as a cornerstone for achieving the EU’s climate goals. In Leipzig, many households have already embraced solar energy by installing Photovoltaics by Solaranlage.

Solar parks for climate-friendly electricity

Solar parks harvest climate-friendly electricity and are an important key point for the energy transition and climate change. They ensure a clean form of power generation that is forward-looking and sustainable. Germany is thus well on the way to the energy transition. The German energy mix 2019 also showed that the share of renewable energies has increased over the past year.

According to the results of a current analysis by the Rhineland-Palatinate photovoltaic system manufacturer WES Green GmbH, solar parks could soon become completely independent of EEG subsidies. Below is a summary of the results.


An important contribution to the energy transition

With the construction of solar parks, Germany would actually have a realistic chance of becoming climate-neutral by the given date. Fraunhofer ISE recently came to a similar conclusion. Solar parks offer several advantages: On the one hand, this form of renewable energy makes a major contribution to the energy transition by producing climate-friendly electricity. On the other hand, commercial system operators can independently produce and cover a large part of the electricity consumed on-site with their own green electricity production. They could also get by without electricity providers who generate electricity from fossil fuels or nuclear power.

More solar parks by accelerating the process

Even if the construction of solar parks is an important step toward meeting the climate targets, there are still delays in the implementation of the expansion. The biggest problem at the moment is the overly complicated framework, which causes difficulties with approval and implementation. Politicians now have the task of optimizing and simplifying these framework conditions so that Germany can achieve its climate goals in good time.

Solar parks will soon become independent

Solar power plants could soon be able to manage without EEG feed-in tariffs because they are becoming more and more economical and therefore more attractive. This is mainly due to the falling prices for solar modules. Solar systems could be self-financing as early as 2020/2021. Prices of less than four cents per kilowatt-hour have already been achieved, while average EEG payments of between 5.3 and 5.5 cents per kilowatt-hour were granted.

The number of solar parks that manage without subsidies is increasing. In order for the energy turnaround to succeed, work should continue on the economical production of green electricity in solar parks, explains Horst Schneider, Managing Director of WES Green GmbH. According to his analysis, the financial difference between projects with and without EEG remuneration should decrease, while ecologically generated electricity is becoming increasingly popular. We will continue to report daily on further developments in the energy transition and renewable energies in the Cornelius Ober GmbH newsletter.