Germany adds another 200 MW of solar in February

According to new figures published by Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), the total capacity of newly registered solar PV systems in Germany in February was 202.3 MW.

A total of 4,566 small-sized PV systems worth 107.5 MW, was registered, of which 2,798 totaling 63.2 MW were actually connected to the grid in February. More than 1,500 systems are late registrations and almost 140 systems have been pre-registered for commissioning in March.

Almost half of the new additions for February came in the form of ground-mounted PV systems listed in the plant register. Their combined capacity reached 94.8 MW, according to figures provided by the German agency.

The commissioning or approval of 48 solar parks was reported to the Federal Network Agency in the month. Twenty eight ground-mounted installations with a total capacity of around 84.5 MW actually went into operation in February, 16 of which are a result of tenders. Twenty six of the newly registered PV ground-mounted systems have a capacity of between 713 and 749.9 kW.

As for the tenants’ solar power supply scheme, eight projects were reported to the Federal Network Agency in February. These have a total output of just under 208.4 kW, with only two installations going into operation in that month. The total number of  systems, whose solar power is remunerated with the tenant electricity subsidy, rose to 73 by the end of February. These plants have a total output of just under 1.75 MW.

The total cumulative PV capacity installed in Germany under its renewable energy law (EEG) rose to 43.4 GW at the end of February.