Exploiting benefits of small solar and biogas

Key messages:

  • Support for renewables (RES) under the existing Green Tariff failed to reach deployment targets but causes high cost
  • If well designed, auctioning for large renewables projects allows to achieve deployment targets at reasonable cost
  • Small renewables projects can have important side benefits, but an auctioning scheme will fail to encourage their development
  • Well targeted feed in tariffs can support a cost efficient deployment of the most beneficial installations
Dr. Georg Zachmann, Elias Spiekermann

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