Safeguard your future with a profit-making system
The sun produces yields on a daily basis without fail.
Invest in your own roof to combat economic crises and open a 'roof savings book' under favourable conditions: with a SolarWorld solar power system you produce clean energy and thus receive guaranteed returns thanks to the feed-in tariffs specified under the German Renewable Energy Law. Moreover, income is guaranteed for 20 years, irrespective of economic trends.
An investment which really pays off
Solar electricity producers can expect a good return on investment. A benefit for the householder and for the environment – the CO2-free energy supply helps to ensure a secure future and thus sets the course for future generations.
A system with a whole range of benefits
Besides regular income, electricity producers also benefit from attractive tax advantages. A solar power system is deductible over twenty years and claims can also be made for a refund on VAT paid on the construction phase for the month when the system is installed. Tax claims can also be made on any repairs or maintenance.
Cleverly combined - optimally invested
Before you invest, you should seek professional advice based on your individual needs, since an optimum combination between investment, financing, operating costs and profitability will decide how effectively your solar power system pays off. Tax advantages and feed-in tariffs under the German Renewable Energy Law also play a decisive role.
Harvesting the sun
There are new feed-in tariffs as laid out by the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) as of April 2012. The table below lists the currently valid feed-in tariffs.
|Installed system capacity|
|up to 10 kW
|up to 40 kW¹
|up to 1.000 kW ²
|up to 10 MW
|as of Apr. 1, 2012||19,50||18,50||16,50||13,50|
|as of May 1, 2012||19,31||18,32||16,34||13,37|
|as of June 1, 2012||19,11||18,13||16,17||13,23|
|as of July 1, 2012||18,92||17,95||16,01||13,10|
|as of Aug. 1, 2012||18,73||17,77||15,85||12,97|
|as of Sept. 1, 2012||18,54||17,59||15,69||12,84|
|as of Oct. 1, 2012||18,36||17,42||15,53||12,71|
|as of Nov. 1, 2012||17,90||16,98||15,15||12,39|
|as of Dec. 1, 2012||17,45||16,56||14,77||12,08|
|as of Jan. 1, 2013||17,02||16,14||14,40||11,78|
|as of Feb. 1, 2013||16,64||15,78||14,08||11,52|
|as of Mar. 1, 2013||16,28||15,44||13,77||11,27|
|as of Apr. 1, 2013||15,92||15,10||13,47||11,02|
|as of May 1, 2013||15,63||14,83||13,23||10,82|
|as of Jun. 1, 2013||15,35||14,56||12,99||10,63|
|as of Jul. 1, 2013||15,07||14,30||12,75||10,44|
¹ Starting on January 1, 2014, 90 percent of the electricity generated receives the payment. The remainder is consumed directly or sold to the free market.
² Starting on January 1, 2014, 90 percent of the electricity generated receives the payment. The remainder is consumed directly or sold to the free market.
The EEG compensation is limited to a capacity of 52 gigawatts (at the time in Germany: 28 gigawatts). When the overall expansion target is reached, new installations will not receive remuneration. However the single feed priority remains ecured for additional new plants after that. The Federal Ministry for the environment will propose a connection scheme in good time before reaching the overall management.
Starting April 1, there is an extraordinary regulation governing the feed-in tariff reductions for specific roof-mounted and ground-mounted systems.
Transitional period for roof-mounted systems:
Roof-mounted systems for which the system operator can prove that a request for grid connection application (in accordance with Section 5 of the EEG) was sent before February 24, 2012, are not affected by the reduced feed-in tariffs when the system is commissioned by June 30 (for new technical commissioning). The system operators in this case will receive the feed-in tariffs that were valid until March 30, 2012, for 20 years.
Transitional period for ground-mounted systems:
- The current conditions for feed-in tariffs will be applied to installations with a mounting or modification declaration before March 1, 2012, provided that technical commissioning takes place by June 30, 2012.
- Systems on converted land with similar specifications will receive an extended transitional period that ends on September 30, 2012. These systems can be commissioned between July 1 and September 30 at a feed-in tariff of 15.95 ct/kWh (15-percent reduction level by July 1, 2012).
Starting August 1, 2013, the amount by which the feed-in tariff is reduced each month will be adjusted every three months, and will depend on the newly installed PV capacity from the previous three to 12 months. The maximum annual reduction in the feed-in tariff is capped at 29 percent.
The more self-generated electricity you consume yourself, the greater your extra revenue is. You can achieve a 60% share of self-generated electricity consumption through wise energy management by switching on consuming appliances in a specific way: SolarWorld can provide you with suitable technical solutions for such a purpose.
You can find further information on optimising the share of your own electricity you use, along with a table detailing all feed-in tariff rates.