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For a better picture of what we are talking about in terms of feed-in rates, I prepared this diagram:

The first 12+ years and first 8+ years are alternative remuneration models which wind developers can (and have to) choose from. (The diagram ignores bonuses for system integration – granted above the base rate from 2009 to 2014, degressing from 0.5 €-cents/kWh – and repowering – above the rate for the first 5+ years, also degressing from 0.5 €-cents/kWh.)

For comparison, here are the highest and lowest feed-in rates for photovoltaic solar (with projected rates for Q3 and Q4 2013 with the assumption that degression remains the same):

(This diagram ignores a 5 €-cents/kWh bonus for façade-integrated facilities granted between 2004 and 2008 and [lower] rates for electricity not fed into the grid but metered as own use, granted between January 2009 and March 2012.)

The feed-in rate for the smallest rooftop PV facilities can be compared with the industry association's quarterly module price index:

The same on a logarithmic scale:

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Jun 15th, 2013 at 06:09:26 AM EST
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