1.28 GW of new solar installs in Germany over 12 months


A total of 69.75 MW of solar PV projects were registered by Germany’s Federal Network Agency in November, slightly less than the 87.72 MW seen in October. Just 38.71 MW were installed, however, with the remainder comprising late entries, which were already in operation before November.

Overall, the agency calculates that 1.28 GW of solar went into operation between December 2014 and November 2015, although 1.42 GW were registered. It must be noted, however, that interpretation of the figures is tricky, as official estimates take into account all new registered installtions, and not just new installations.

Due to the low installation rate, FITs will remain unchanged for the first three months of 2016. As such, depending on the plant size, they will range from €0.0853 to €0.1231/kWh.

The sector has shifted slightly to larger installations. Around 44% were installations above 1 MW, while approximately 37% comprised small and large commercial installations between 10 kW and 1 MW. Meanwhile, roughly 19% were residential systems below 10 kWp.

Translated and edited by Becky Beetz from pv magazine Deutschland