Germany: new PV installations reach 131 MW in April

Germany saw the addition of 131.1 MW of new PV systems in April. According to numbers released by the German grid regulator Bundesnetzagentur, 13.1 MW of this capacity is represented by ground-mounted PV plants.

April’s result is so far the best performance for 2017. In March, new additions totaled 111 MW, while in February and January new capacity was 122.4 MW and 117.2 MW, respectively. Overall, Germany had reached a cumulative installed PV capacity of 41.70 GW as of the end of April.

The Bundesnetzagentur has also published the new FIT levels for July. The FIT for rooftop PV systems up to 100 kW will range from €0.1063/kWh to €0.1224 depending on the system site. Other PV system typologies with a capacity of up to 100 kW will have right to a FIT of €0.0847/kWh. For PV systems up to 10 kW the FIT was reduced by €0.004/kWh, while for installations with a power between 10 kW and 40 kW the reduction was of €0.003/kWh. PV systems ranging in size from 40 kW to 100 kW saw a reduction of €0.002/kWh.