In March alone, 1.15 GW of new photovoltaic capacity was installed. According to the agencys 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, Germanys 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.