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Net vs. Gross FiTs

Postby eleh » 09.06.2012, 20:32

It is my understanding that Germany used a Gross FiT up until the latest revision of the FiT rules. Starting April 1st, you now only get the FiT (19.5 ct/kWh) on the production that is fed back into the grid. This payment structure is a Net FiT. The portion you self-consume isn't accounted for anymore - except with respect to the proposed requirement for you to self-consume at least 20% of your total production.

Can anyone confirm this about gross vs. net FiT rules. Does anyone happen to have a cheat-sheet of the new fit rule changes that happens to mention the transition from Gross to Net Fits? Is there a specific term in German that describes gross and net fits? I'm trying netto and brutto but these terms are not leading me to what I'm looking for.
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Re: Net vs. Gross FiTs

Postby valentino » 26.06.2012, 11:49

Hi eleh,

it's not clear what you mean.
FIT in Germany is alway NET (when it comes to tax) and has ever been. You get FIT for 80% of you production. Or do you mean, that 80% equal "net" whereas 100% would equal "gross"?
It is possible to sell the 20% that don't get FIT at the german electricity exchange or you self-consume it. Thats up to you.

Attached a PDF (unfortunately only in German) that sums up the latest FIT-changes in Germany.

hope we could help you.

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Re: Net vs. Gross FiTs

Postby eleh » 27.06.2012, 00:01

Sorry for the confusion. I read this paper and it got me thinking and I wanted to make sure I understood the FiT rules in Germany.

http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/38861/2/ ... _38861.pdf
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Re: Net vs. Gross FiTs

Postby valentino » 27.06.2012, 08:24

Sorry,

I didn't attach the pdf-file I mentioned in my previous post.
Here it is:
http://www.solarwirtschaft.de/fileadmin ... ammenf.pdf

unfortunately it's german. But on page 2 you'll find a table that shows the FIT-changes from April 1st.

As I read in your attached pdf-link it's a question between gross vs. net contribution. FIT is payed net over here. Hope this helps you out?!

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Re: Net vs. Gross FiTs

Postby eleh » 28.06.2012, 01:18

I will take a look at the pdf. What I was trying to clarify with my question was whether Germany used a Net or a Gross fit. I was 99% sure that Germany used a Net Fit currently but I was also trying to confirm that Germany used a Gross FiT in the past. So prior to 2009 Germany used a straight Gross FiT. In 2009 self-consumption bonuses used introduced so it wasn't really a Gross FiT anymore but it wasn't a Net FiT either - it was more of a transitional hybrid FiT. And now as of April Germany finally has what you would call (or what an academic would call) a Net FiT. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Net vs. Gross FiTs

Postby valentino » 29.06.2012, 10:49

ok, hope you could get your questions answered. If not, just let us know. We will keep on trying to find the answer. :)
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