Germany's governing parties have reached an agreement on the revision of the Renewable Energy Law (EEG) also known as a Feed-in Tariff (FIT). Wind energy stands to receive further promotion while the price being paid for solar energy will be cut. Germany's social democrats (SPD) had advocated moderate adjustments below 8% deviation per year, parliament members of the Christian democrats (CDU) had caused a small stir when demanding cutbacks for solar energy subsidies of up to 30%.

New solar parks at ground level will be subject to reductions of 10% per year in 2009 and 2010. Until now, the digression for solar parks had ranged been approximately 6.5%. Germany's Solar Industry Association (BSW) estimates that larger solar plants might soon forfeit profitability as a result of the larger digressions.