Germany: lowest monthly PV installs since March 2009

Share

Former PV industry giant Germany continues to see serious market decline, with only 75.43 MW of new capacity being installed across 5,367 installations in October. This represents a decline on 140 MW in August and 110 MW in September. This is the first time that installations totaled only a double-digit MW figure since March 2009.

Relief in the form of an increase to PV feed-in tariffs is not on the horizon, with the solar FIT having fallen by 0.25% in November, with the rate being carried through into this month. FITs stand at between 12.62 (US$0.157) eurocents to 10.98 (US$0.137) eurocents for rooftop installations smaller than 500 kW. Larger systems must operate as merchant plants, by selling electricity directly onto the market.

The market is clearly feeling the effect of the merchant plant status for commercial rooftops over 500 kW. Only 12 installations connected to the grid in October were larger than 500 kW, with the largest being just over 2 MW.

Between January and October 2014 Germany has seen around 1.69 GW of PV capacity installed to its grids. The figures are published by Germany’s Federal Network Agency.

Share

Related content

Elsewhere on pv magazine...

Leave a Reply

Please be mindful of our community standards.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.

Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.

You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.

Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.