• Germany's Network Agency has published that 17.27 MW PV was installed in Germany
  • A very small part, around 3.4 MW has come from ground mount installations
  • Compared to January 2016 additions of 81.75 MW, the January 2017 figures are a 43% improvement,
  • January 2017 numbers are down 73% from December

One of the major solar markets of Europe, Germany has reported new PV capacity addition of 117.27 MW for the month of January 2017. Out of this capacity, 3.43 MW has come from ground mount installations, as per Federal Network Agency.

Compared to January 2016 additions of 81.75 MW, the January 2017 figures are an improvement of over 43%. But from December 2016, it is a drop of more than 73% when it installed 441 MW of new PV capacity.

The December hike was due to the new Renewable Energy Law (EEG) taking into effect this year, which limits feed-in tariff systems to a capacity of 750 kW. Larger systems, up to 10 MW, striving for a 20 year government-backed PPA need to participate in tenders

Germany installed 1.45 GW in 2016, basically the same level as the year before, when 1.42 GW was added.