Germany: 4373.5 MW installed in first half03. August 2012 | Top News, Industry & Suppliers, Markets & Trends | By: Sandra Enkhardt/Shamsiah Ali-Oettinger
The German Federal Network Agency has announced that in June alone this year, about 1.8 GW of new PV capacity was added to the grid. Reasons may have been the EEG discussions and the expiry dates for transition periods for larger systems.
The agency has released the numbers for photovoltaic installations for the first half of 2012. It states that in Germany, a total capacity of 4,373.5 MW have been added. This is the highest ever for a first half.
The latest statistics in July show that photovoltaic contribution to electricity needs in the country grew 47 percent in the first half of the year. Solar photovoltaic contribution grew from 3.6 to 5.3 percent in this period. Meanwhile, in May, photovoltaics accounted for approximately ten percent of Germany's energy supply, according to the Federal Association of Energy and Water (BDEW).
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