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Low Auction Prices Increase Risk Wind Projects Will Not Be Realised, Wind Lobby Warns

Clean Energy Wire

The price drop at the onshore wind auction is good news for consumers and policymakers, but they increase the risk that the construction of wind energy projects will fall off a cliff in 2019 and 2020 in Germany, according to the Wind Energy Association (BWE).

Citizen cooperative projects successful in the auction bet on technologies that are not yet established on the market, according to BWE. In contrast, projects by other investors need a planning permission linked to a specific technology and are therefore at a competitive disadvantage, the BWE says.

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see also: GWPF paper on offshore wind strike prices