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Very Tiny Small Minimal Program For Batteries In Germany

Zachary Shahan already reported that Germany will start a subsidy program for batteries used with small solar power from May 1st on.

Now there has been an official news release from the German government on the matter. People will be able to get low-cost financing from the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, the government-owned development bank. And they will get a subsidy of 30% of the battery costs. Solar PV systems up to 30 kW qualify for the program. This is for the rooftop market.

I recall that I have discussed this on March 3. As already explained, this program was supposed to start in January, and with twice the volume it now has (€50 million instead of the €25 million now available). And it was one promise the CDU/FDP government made in negotiations on a package reducing solar feed-in tariffs last year. That promise has been broken until now, and the program starting now is a very tiny small minimal effort.

€25 million is about €0.30 per capita for Germany. This stuff is important to get the transition to 100% renewable done faster, saving the World from global meltdown and annoying the enemies of Germany rooting for our failure. The level of investment here is completely inadequate.


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