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EuPD Research: Germany to install 2.8 GW of PV in 2014

EuPD says that installers will be important market intermediaries in the growth of the energy storage market in Germany. Image: Solon
EuPD says that installers will be important market intermediaries in the growth of the energy storage market in Germany. Image: Solon

EuPD Research (Bonn, Germany) predicted that the German PV market will contract again in 2014 to 2.8 GW, at its German PV Market Briefing on February 7th, 2014.

At the briefing, EuPD Senior Analyst Martin Ammon has stated that he expects PV plants smaller than 10 kW to experience a slight growth, but to see a continuation of the decline in the market for PV plants larger than 1 MW.

The company also expects the European Union to exert more influence on environmental and energy policies of member states. This will not be beneficial for PV markets, and current European Commission draft guidelines for state aid are opposed by the solar industry.

 

Energy storage market needs strategic evolution

EuPD has found strong interest energy storage by end-users, but states that high prices and a lack of confidence in the technology are still restraining potential purchasers. Because of this installers will play an important role as market intermediaries.

Participants in the PV Market Briefing expressed that this sector must evolve strategically, with one company calling for architects, installers and wholesalers to be more involved in planning and educating end customers.

 

2014-02-12 | Courtesy: EuPD Research; Image: Solon | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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