Germany sees 342 MW of new PV capacity come online in June


In June, Germany saw the addition of 342.5 MW of new PV installations, according to new numbers released by the country’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur).

These figures include 158.8 MW of ground-mounted systems, while for rooftop PV, the statistics show 6,886 newly registered installations with a total installed capacity of 183.6 MW.

According to the Federal Network Agency, the cumulative capacity of PV systems installed in Germany, which are funded by the renewable energy law EEG, rose to 44.3 GW at the end of June.

The subsidy rates for PV systems, which will be put into operation in the period from August 1, 2018, to October 31, 2018, will be reduced by 1% each month. Crucial to this is the large addition of capacity over the past six months, which totals 2.72 GW – a result which is quite above the 2.5 GW yearly target set by the German government.

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According to the Federal Network Agency, the amount of solar subsidies for PV rooftop systems and the revenue cap for direct marketing, which is mandatory for systems with a capacity of more than 100 kW, will change as follows for the months of August to October: The fixed feed-in tariffs in August for roof systems up to 100 kW will be €0.1050 per kWh; for rooftop systems over 40 kW and up to 100 kW will be €0.1174; and €0.1208 per kWh for systems up to 10 kW.

All other PV systems up to 100 kW of power will receive a tariff of €0.0835 cents per kWh. In September and October, these FITs will be reduced by another 1%, respectively.

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