Germany installs 1.8 GW PV in Q124. May 2012 | Applications & Installations, Markets & Trends, Global PV markets | By: Sandra Enkhardt
Germany’s Federal Network Agency has once again quietly released the new photovoltaic installation capacities. Overall 1.8 gigawatts (GW) were installed in the country in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012.
In March alone, 1.15 GW of new photovoltaic capacity was installed. According to the agency’s website, which published the data yesterday, May 23, the figures for January to April are expected to be available in early June. No further details were provided.
The ramp up in March was likely due to the fact that political debate over the planned solar subsidy reductions was in full swing, and the looming April 1 tariff cut deadline. Now, Germany’s renewable energy law (EEG) has been stopped by the Federal Council (Bundesrat) and referred to a mediation committee. This means the drastic cuts between 20 and 29 percent could be again postponed.
Translated by Becky Beetz.
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