Decline of solar promotion through lower acquisition costs offset FRANKFURT, 02.11.2011 which are manufacturers prices especially for photovoltaic modules this year significantly lower, making investments in small and medium-sized photovoltaic plants, remain to be very lucrative despite the solar production decreased by 15 per cent in the context of the renewable energies Act (EEG). Thanks to the lower cost of solar power photovoltaic systems reach a double-digit return on this year typically continue”, emphasises Karl-Ulrich Kalex, photovoltaic sales Director of Saint-Gobain building distribution Germany GmbH (SGBDD). To achieve this, homeowners and farmers need a strong partner such as solar purchasing the best advice in project planning and implementation can offer reliable solutions from a single source.” Solar purchase is the photovoltaic sales mark of SGBDD, the leading building merchant in Germany. The feed-in tariffs for operators of photovoltaic systems in the context of the EEG had been reduced to 1 January 2011 to 13 percent. Contrary to original plans the legislature has not reduced the promotion to July 1, 2011, because fewer units than expected had been newly installed in the first half of the year. Therefore, the compensation this year remained stable yet. Last week the Federal Network Agency, however, confirmed that the promotion to 1st January 2012 to 15 percent will be cut.

Depending on the size of the plant, the grant ranges 2012 from 17,94 cents per kWh for open spaces up to 24,43 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for small building systems. On the other hand, the cost of solar power plants sharply decline currently. Compared to the beginning of the year 2010 the cost of equipment has fallen peak (kWp) early 2011 up to 100 kilowatts according to the data of the Federal Association for solar industry. For this reason is still a single-digit achieved up double-digit return. (Source: ilb/technik/32539/linkurl_0_3.pdf) This shows how much homeowners and farmers still Investment in a photovoltaic system can benefit with a suitable partner such as solar purchase. Our professionals at more than 60 solar purchase sites offer not only a comprehensive advice to the State funding prospects. Can present products and solutions from a single source and to touch them on the spot, including the our price-attractive brand luxra”, Kalex adds. Visit for more information.

About SOLAR purchase solar purchase is a trademark of Saint-Gobain building distribution Germany GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, the construction industry’s leading retailer in Germany. In around 60 exhibitions the solar specialists rely on photovoltaic to touch in its own shop from the inverter module to Accessories. Solar purchase is exclusive distributor of the price-attractive brand luxra, a complete system for solar power generation. In addition, solar purchase has a nationwide network of investors, ensuring a quick and professional installation of photovoltaic systems. More Information, see press contacts Saint-Gobain building distribution Germany Kathrin Will line communication of Hanauer Landstrasse 150 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Tel: + 49 (0) 69 / 4 05 05-3 24 fax: + 49 (0) 69 / 4 05 05-3 36 Saint-Gobain building distribution Germany Ariane Schrofel communication SOLAR purchase of Hanauer Landstrasse 150 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Tel: + 49 (0) 69 / 4 05 05-6 53 fax: + 49 (0) 69 / 4 05 05-3 36