The photovoltaic market is currently facing a paradigm change. While the former tumultuous expansion of solar projects has come to a halt, the secondary market for photovoltaic systems is largely flourishing. The market for trading existing PV-plants is becoming more and more liquid due to an increased market understanding of PV-plant operators and investors. This trend will proceed in 2016.
In Germany time is running out for ground-mounted photovoltaic projects to connect to the grid and still receive a subsidized feed-in tarriff. Projects that connect by the end of August can still benefit from the FiT scheme, though thereafter favorable rates for greenfield projects will be allocated via tenders only. In an interview with PV Magazine, Dirk Petschick, co-founder and CFO of Milk the Sun, recommends that owners of viable PV project rights make haste if they want to sell these before it’s too late.