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Germany has a feed-in law. Meaning: solar panel installers who connect to the grid can sell their surplus electricity at a fixed price to the distribution companies, a price still well above market price (though, heh, below some peaks of market-traded electricity).

To give you a figure, a roof-mounted array of 31 kW gets 46.82 Euro-cents/surplus kWh if installed this year (this figure is reduced for new plants by 5% each year).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Oct 24th, 2007 at 02:13:47 PM EST
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Last time I enquired, I was looking at about £2000 for inspections and certification for the privilege of giving my surplus back to the supplier.

We've changed suppliers since then: I must check again, but I somehow doubt it will be as advantageous as in Germany!

by cbatjesmond on Wed Oct 24th, 2007 at 02:40:30 PM EST
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thanks dodo!

what would that yield as an income? taxed or not?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Oct 24th, 2007 at 04:26:34 PM EST
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