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Is the Time for Innovation in Germany Already Over?

In recent years, generous fixed top-up premiums have formed the basis of Germany’s solar PV and batteries co-location business models. However, this support scheme has been abolished in favour of the floating market premium scheme. These changes raise the issue of profitability prospects for merchant co-location and stand-alone batteries.

Our market forecasts show that batteries are profitable in Germany and can add value to a solar asset when co-located. Find out more about the new scheme in our latest report!

Access the report to discover:

  • What is the innovation auction scheme?
  • Why was the December 2022 auction undersubscribed?
  • How would raising maximum bid levels impact the future business case?
  • Are merchant batteries a viable alternative?

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