German Solar PV In January — €1.52/Watt

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German solar PV power prices continue to fall. According to the latest data, the price of solar power for solar power plants with up to 100 kW of capacity has dropped to €1.52 per watt (or $2.03 per watt). Here’s a chart on solar’s long price drop in Germany, via a German PV website:

PV-Preisindex - - - Januar 2013

And below’s a German PV price history from the site, followed by information on the source of the data:

Photovoltaic Price History:

Month PV Price
January 2009 € 4,110
February 2009 € 3,930
March 2009 € 3,820
April 2009 € 3,740
May 2009 € 3,500
June 2009 € 3,500
July 2009 € 3,390
August 2009 € 3,230
September 2009 € 3,110
October 2009 € 3,050
November 2009 € 2,950
December 2009 € 3,060
January 2010 € 3,040
February 2010 € 2,970
March 2010 € 3,030
April 2010 € 2,930
May 2010 € 2,890
June 2010 € 2,840
July 2010 € 2,580
August 2010 € 2,610
September 2010 € 2,540
October 2010 € 2,500
November 2010 € 2,510
December 2010 € 2,470
January 2011 € 2,480
February 2011 € 2,390
March 2011 € 2,350
April 2011 € 2,390
May 2011 € 2,370
June 2011 € 2,300
July 2011 € 2,210
August 2011 € 2,170
September 2011 € 2,120
October 2011 € 2,090
November 2011 € 1,960
December 2011 € 1,950
January 2012 € 1,990
February 2012 € 1,960
March 2012 € 1,990
April 2012 € 1,900
May 2012 € 1,870
June 2012 € 1,740
July 2012 € 1,720
August 2012 € 1,630
September 2012 € 1,610
October 2012 € 1,600
November 2012 € 1,570
December 2012 € 1,590
January 2013 € 1,520

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10 thoughts on “German Solar PV In January — €1.52/Watt

  • 1520 euro/kWp with 900 kWh/kWp per year and electricity price of 25 eurocents/kWh means that the system will pay back in less than 7 years if it is built for self-consumption. Of course if electricity price stays at 25 eurocents/kWh in the next 7 years.

    • A “less than 7 years” payback is a better than 10% return on investment.

      Just try to find a relatively safe place to invest your money at 10%. (And please let me know if you do. lo)

    • However, 100% self-consumption is usually not possible (without batteries or a relatively small PV-system compared to the average electricity consumption) and Germany just doesn’t offer net-metering.

      • True. But once people realize how much money they loose by selling their electricity cheap under FIT contracts and later having to buy at [double] price including VAT, etc a demand for home grid storage will emerge.

        • Definitely see it coming. Major companies are coming out with energy storage options for such people. If the price is competitive enough, this could start quite a shift.

          • But I see one problem. Altmaier saw it too 🙂 From his proposals several weeks ago:

            The “eroding solidarity” with regard to the EEG surcharge due to self-production and self-consumption shall be stopped

            The more electricity the end users self-consume the less they buy from the grid and as a result less and less money are collected from the EEG surcharge and VAT. (Germany charges the EEG surcharge with VAT too – “Private Households Pay EUR 937 Million in VAT on EEG Surcharge” [ in 2012 ] )

            It will be interesting to see how they are going to handle this.

          • “Look Dear! Our rooftop solar saved us 20 euros this week! Now let’s burn a 20 euro note, as the government would just get filthy VAT money from us if we spent the money we saved on something useful.”

          • They will get their VAT from EEG surcharge one way or another because the renewable electricity has to be brought from renewabes and payed by EEG surcharge.

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