Germany: Federal Network Agency confirms record numbers

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The actual figures for December, as the agency has confirmed, indicate 61,227 photovoltaic systems were connected in the month, with a total capacity of 2983.1 megawatts (MW). In October last year, in Germany, there were over 20,000 systems with a capacity of 485.6 MW. November saw 658.3 MW of photovoltaic systems installed.

The ultimate outcome for the fourth quarter was a total installed capacity of approximately 4,128 MW. Overall, the newly installed photovoltaic capacity in 2011 was around 7,500 MW.

Doubts had been circling around the figures released by the agency in the last weeks and months. One reason being the fact that the quick release of the figures fueled the political debate on support for solar power in the country again. With regards to the figures for January and February this year, the agency has not provided any comment.