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Lobby opposes German plan to slash solar power subsidies - Feature

22 Feb. 2010 by

These "feed-in tariffs" covered the costs of the householders and farmers operating the panels. SolarWorld AG, Germany's biggest solar company by sales, and Q-Cells SE, one of the world's largest makers of solar cells, were soon stockmarket darlings as sales boomed.

The extra costs of feed-in tariffs were borne by electricity consumers.