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SEF: “Everything is blame for photovoltaics!”

Responsibility for all energy technologies, the state of the market and the power grids calls for the Association of Photovoltaic Companies to be attributed objectively.

The Association of Photovoltaic Companies (PFE) describes as irrational and unfounded the systematic perversion of photovoltaics, which attributes almost every distortion and problem observed in the market.

Even the surprise change in the aid scheme for other RES, through the investment law (which, as it is known, does not boost photovoltaics since 2010), was “charged” by some photovoltaics!

The electricity market faces real and insoluble problems, largely due to the growing economic crisis and to the many distortions that have existed for years. Without removing all these distortions, there will be no balance in the market.
It has been commonly accepted that the correlation of the revenues of the special RES account with the Limit System Price (OTM) is totally erroneous and results in part of ETEMAR reaching the benefit of energy suppliers (ie PPC action). The virtual OTS should be directly replaced by the real wholesale cost of electricity.

Regarding the accumulated debts of the RES Special Account, it is clear that these are not due to the photovoltaic systems that will be installed in the future. Since these systems will be compensated by tariffs that are low enough and comparable to the cost of other energy technologies (conventional or RES), there will be no widening of the debt of LAGIE.

With regard to the virtual reality of network saturation and the existence of multiple production licenses of national targets, it can be immediately dismantled by imposing a guarantee for the freezing of electricity and the withdrawal of inactive licenses so that those investors who have the guarantee execute work and exclude those who only expect the benefits of buying and selling licenses.

For these reasons, the SEF calls for the immediate lifting of the suspension of licensing and the increase of the national target for photovoltaics, and considers the proposal for the suspension of the connection of new photovoltaics to be unjustified and inappropriate. As the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) studies have shown, the national target for photovoltaics by 2020 can more than double, without further burden on consumers. After all, the developments over the last two years have confirmed the criticism that the SEF had made in the enormous and unrealistic goal set by the YPEKA for photovoltaics in 2010, ignoring the dynamics and capabilities of the various technologies.

Finally, with regard to home photovoltaic systems, there has recently been a large drop in tariffs (over 50%) and there is room for further de-escalation. It is also estimated that a switch to another model of home appliances, net clearing and net metering, will soon be possible. The absurd proposals to freeze the installation of new domestic systems that sound, neither in the interest of development and the real economy, nor in favor of the environment.

See here the corresponding press release of the link

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