Germany adds 116 MW of solar in November

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In November 2017, Germany’s Federal Network Agency registered new PV systems with a combined capacity of 116.4 MW.

Of this, 29.1 MW are represented by ground-mounted installations listed on the register of solar parks. Approximately 26 MW of these projects have been selected in recent tenders, with the remainder being projects of up to 750 kW.

The figures include 5,596 PV systems, which are not subsidized by tendering, but by feed-in tariffs (FITs) or market premiums – generally roof systems – with a total output of 87.3 MW. In October, the newly installed PV capacity was 110 MW, while in November 2016, new additions totaled 120 MW.

Since the end of July, the Federal Network Agency has been recording separately the projects which were developed under the country’s tenants’ solar power supply scheme. In total, 38 PV systems were registered since July under the program, with a total output of 827.7 kW. In October, the total output in this category remained at 464.9 kW.

Overall, Germany’s cumulative installed PV capacity reached 42.8 GW as of the end of November 2017, while new additions for the first 11 months of the year reached 1,580 MW. This means that the 2.5 GW target set be the government for 2017 will be missed, again.

However, the newly installed capacity in 2017 will be higher than in the two previous years, when it amounted to about 1,500 MW.

Furthermore, the Federal Network Agency said that, depending on the size of the PV roof system, the FIT will range from 10.61 to 12.20 euro cents per kWh.

For PV systems up to 100 kW, the FIT will be of 8.44 euro cents per kWh. For direct marketing, which is mandatory for all PV systems with a capacity of more than 100 kW, FITS will range between 8.84 and 12.60 euro cents per kWh, depending on the size of the plants.