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1 Photovoltaics in Germany Market Development, Technology and Trends Gerhard Stryi-Hipp Managing Director Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft BSW German Solar Industry Association Stralauer Platz 34, Berlin Tel , Fax

2 BSW - Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft German Solar Industry Association TASK Representing German solar branch in the solar thermal energy and photovoltaics sectors VISION A worldwide sustainable energy supply using solar energy ACTIVITIES Lobbying, political advice, public relations, market observation, standardization TIME Over 25 years of activity in the solar energy sector MEMBERS More than 600 solar producers, suppliers, wholesalers, HEADQUARTERS Berlin installers and other companies active in the solar field BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

3 Use of Photovoltaics in Germany About 300,000 PV systems have already been installed 99% of systems are connected to the grid 50% multi family houses, public and social buildings, farms, commercial plants kwp 10 kwp - 1 MWp > 1 MWp 2-10 kwp 10% ground mounted large PV systems > 1 MWp 40% small PV systems on private residential homes 1-10 kwp Image: Voltwerk Image: Solarwatt Image: Solarwatt BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

4 Grid-Connection of PV Systems in Germany Every kwh of solar electricity produced is fed into the grid, sold to the utility and payed with a fixed price Photovoltaic modules Inverter DC/AC Feed-in electricity meter Consumption meter Typical data for a small PV system on a one-family-house Size of the PV-system : 2 kwp Investment costs: 10,000 Production of solar electricity: Feed-in tariff: Feed in payment: Interest rates (KfW): 1,800 kwh/a /kwh 886 /a 4.5%/a eff BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

5 Development of the German PV-market 1991: Electricity Feed-In Act Right of (1) of grid access (2) feed-in of solar electricity (3) refund payment at fixed prices (approx. ct8.5 [$ct11] per kwh) 2000: Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) Solar electricity feed-in tariff of ct51 per kwh total installed PV-power in MWp : 1,000 Roofs Program : Consolidation : 100,000 Roofs Progr. Low-interest loans for 300 MWp : 1200 Amendment to EEG 1000 Feed-in tariff of ct ct per kwh annually installed PV power in MWp total installed PV power in MWp BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

6 Data German Solar Market 2006 Solar Thermal Photovoltaics* Newly installed power MW (therm) 750 MWp (el) Newly installed solar area m² m² Total installed power MW (therm) MWp (el) Total installed solar area 8.2 Mio m² 22.8 Mio m² No. of newly installed systems No. of total systems installed Turnover Mio Mio Employees Market growth % + 0% Preliminary data *grid-connected BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

7 Photovoltaic market 2006 Germany is the biggest PV-market since 2004 RO EU 10 MWp; 1% Switzerland 2 MWp; 0,1% Greece 3 MWp; 0,2% Portugal 5 MWp; 0,3% France 5 MWp; 0,3% Italy 12 MWp; 1% Spain 60 MWp; 4% USA 130 MWp; 9% Japan 330 MWp; 23% Germany 750 MWp; 52% China 5 MWp; 0,3% Korea; 20; 1% RO Asia 40 MWp; 3% RO World 80 MWp; 6% World market 2006: Appr MWp Spource: Estimation BSW on the basis of EPIA data BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

8 How the feed-in law (EEG) is working Principles Every PV system has to be connected to the grid by the utility Every solar kwh which is offered has to be bought by the utility Every solar kwh has to be payed with a fixed price over 20 years The feed-in tariff is reduced every year by 5% for new installed PV-systems Who has to pay the higher PV costs? The costs for PV electricity are covered by all rate payers: 1.28 TWh solar electricity sold for mio 679 [mio$ 883] ( 53ct per kwh) (data 2005) Fossil and nuclear electricity (and other renewables) utilities Consumption of 491 TWh Price private consumer: appr. 20ct per kwh Including 0.14ct for PV consumer Price increase for consumer: 0.7% BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

9 EEG: Photovoltaic Feed-in Tariffs Feed-in tariffs for PV systems installed in 2007, payed over 20 years Feed-in tariff per kwh up to 30 kwp kwp from 100 kwp on buildings and noise protection walls ct ct ct Façade-integrated + ct 5 Open land (ground-mounted) ct BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

10 Façade-integrated PV systems Solar Facades BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

11 Image:Solar-Fabrik Large Roof-Mounted PV-Systems Image: BP 400 kwp on the Freiburg Trade Fair Building 3.7 MWp on a factory building in Dingolfing BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

12 Integration - Shading BSW 2007 PV market Germany, Source: Pfleiderer, PV-Silicon 12

13 Successful PV Market and Industry Development > 10 billion invested in PV systems > 1 billion invested in manufacturing plants About 40 companies produce silicon, wafers, cells, modules and inverters Modern and automated production lines Strong technological development and increased R&D activities Improved efficiency, improved products Strengthened PV market structures 35,000 jobs have been created and secured Increased solar electricity production Drop in costs for PV systems of approx. 25% from 1999 to % from 1991 to 2003 Image: Q-Cells Image: Solon BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

14 Activity Fields of the German Photovoltaic Industry Raw silicon Wafer Solar cells Solar modules Special modules Inverters / Bat. chargers Wacker Chemie ASI Intertech Deutsche Cell GSS ASS Aixcon PV Silicon Deutsche Solar Ersol Heckert-B.X.T. Schüco Dorfmüller PV Silicon Schott Solar Schott Solar Sunovations Kaco Silicon ingots Schott Solar Sunways Scheuten Sunware Siemens PV Silicon Q-Cells SMD Webasto SMA Solar-Fabrik Solarc Solar Konzept Solar Factory Solarnova Solar-Fabrik Solara Glaswerke Sunways Solarwatt Arnold Steca Solon Sunset Thin film Modules Antec Sulfurcell Würth Schott Solar Würth Solergy BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

15 Conclusions The German PV market developed very well and is the biggest market worldwide since 2004 Driver of the German market is the feed-in tariff for solar electricity (EEG) German companies have invested and are investing much more than 1 billion in new production facilities Market growth was limited in 2004, 2005 and 2006 by limited Silicon availability, but new Silicon production lines are under construction The German companies are interested to support the development of other Photovoltaic markets worldwide in order to increase the PV volume and to reduce the costs BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

16 Solar architecture is not about fashion, it is about survival Sir Norman Foster Thank you very much for your attention BSW 2007 PV market Germany,

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