Recent developments in the German photovoltaic sector

Patrick Rausch , Michał Suchanek


Purpose – The world is undergoing a dramatic shift in climate conditions. A heated debate is on - going over what measures to take in order to overcome the global - w arming - related temperature increase, now more than 2 degrees centrigrade . The article tries to evaluate the contribution of the feed - in tariff (FIT) and the price of components for solar plants to the accumulation of new solar capacities in Germany , with t he aim of determining the reasons for a drastic decline in the new capacities , observed since 2012. Methodology – An autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) is used with the new PV Capacities as a dependent variable and component prices and feed - in - tariffs as independent variables. Data from German Federal Network Agency is used. Findings – The statistical analysis shows a significant effect of component prices (in EUR per watt) and the value of the FIT (in EUR) on the New PV Capacities. As Germany has not reached the postulated yearly increase rate of New PV Capacities of 2500 MW since 2014 ( EEG, 2017) , new approaches are necessary to overcome this situation .
Author Patrick Rausch (FE)
Patrick Rausch,,
- Faculty of Economics
, Michał Suchanek (FE / DEMTC)
Michał Suchanek,,
- Department of Economics and Management of Transportation Companies
Journal seriesWspółczesna Gospodarka, ISSN 2082-677X, (B 9 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishrenewable energy, solar plants, energy tariffs
Languageen angielski
LicenseRepository; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
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ScoreMinisterial score = 9.0, 24-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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