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The European Photovoltaic Industry Association has said on the eve of the EU PVSEC Conference and Exposition, being held in Valencia, Spain this week that it supports ASIF and APPA, the Spanish photovoltaic and renewable energy associations recommended amendments to proposed 300MW cap on PV installations after the current decree expires at the end of September, 2008.

The concern of the trade associations is that the proposed market cap of 300 MW for the next year, segmenting it with 200 MW for roof-top systems and 100 MW for ground mounted installations with lower tariffs is not a sustainable system, jeopardizing PV industry growth in Spain and over 26,000 jobs.

Greater levels of support are being sort until around 2015, when PV is expected to be directly competitive with traditional energy sources in Spain.

The EPIA is urging the Spanish government to follow Germany’s example of incentives with a sliding reduction in support over a longer period.