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Germany passes rules for transnational wind support

Europe's largest market for renewable energy has opened up to transnational tenders. However, German subsidy money will not be pouring over the country's borders without receiving something in return.

Last year, Denmark and Germany – represented by William Boe of the Danish embassy in Berlin and the German state secretary Rainer Baake – entered into a transnational pilot tender for solar power. Now, Germany would formally like to allow wind developers form other countries to bid in German tenders as well.

Germany is opening up its subsidies to the European level.

The government in German, which is Europe's largest onshore wind market by far, has conclusively passed that five percent of the annual installed capacity of renewable energy will be made available to bidders in other EU countries. Last December, Germany and Denmark carried out a transnational tender for a total of 52.4 MW solar power, but now onshore wind will also be included in the permanent scheme, states Germany's ministry of energy (German).

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