• Germany’s Federal Network Agency says the country installed 206.7 MW of new PV capacity in the month of June 2017
  • This incorporates 88.4 MW of ground mounted PV systems installed
  • It takes the country’s cumulative PV capacity to over 42 GW
  • Federal Network Agency will not change FIT rates for the next quarter 

Germany has crossed 900 MW of new PV capacity additions in 2017 with 206.54 MW installed in the month of June, marking now the second month in a row that the 200 MW level was exceeded. The June number includes 88.4 MW of ground mounted PV systems, which come from 14 projects up to 10 MW that developers won in the German auctions and 12 systems up to 750 kW that are still eligible for feed-in tariffs.

The June statistics released by the German Federal Network Agency show the country’s cumulative installed capacity now stands at over 42.014 GW.

The June 2017 figures are the second largest in the first seven months of the year. The highest level of new PV installations was registered in May 2017, when 212 MW were added (see Germany Added Over 212 MW In May), the lowest so far was in March at 110.99 MW. However, the numbers usually change over the course of the year as the regulator publishes numbers of monthly PV registrations, but some investors register their systems months after it was actually installed.

According to the country’s Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), the Federal Network Agency looks at the installation volume of the preceding 6 months to determine the FIT levels that will be applicable for the upcoming quarter. With 900.77 MW installed in the first six months of the year, this number is below the government target, so that the FIT levels will remain the same as in the previous quarter:

For the period Aug.1 to Oct.31, 2017, the fixed FIT levels are:

  • up to 10 kW: €0.1220
  • up to 40 kW: €0.1187
  • up to 100 kW: €0.1061
  • >100 kW: €0.0844