• Federal Network Agency says Germany’s total installed solar PV capacity during 9M/2020 was a total of over 3.5 GW
  • To this 3.5 GW, the months of August 2020 added 400.71 MW and September 387.6 MW
  • Germany is likely to end 2020 with around 4 GW solar PV capacity installed during the year, beating its previous year’s additions of over 3.94 GW

The period between January 2020 and September 2020 saw Germany adding new solar PV capacity of over 3.5 GW, according to the country’s Federal Network Agency, Bundesnetzagentur.

This is a good sign for the country’s PV market since last year in 9M/2019 it fell short of the 3 GW milestone having exited the period at 2.97 GW (see Germany Installed 286.9 MW Solar In Sept 2019). It also means one can expect 2020 additions for Germany not only to hit but also exceed the 4 GW mark after it added over 3.94 GW in all in 2019 (see Germany PV Market Grows To 3.94 GW In 2019).

During August 2020, it installed 400.71 MW, and in September 2020 the numbers added up to 387.6 MW. For September 2020, 341 MW came in the form of rooftop and ground mounted systems under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme.

However, the month with the highest capacity installation this year so far remains May 2020 when the agency’s numbers showed 444.68 MW which seems to be an adjustment to its previous figure of over 446.2 MW (see Germany Installed Over 446 MW Solar In May 2020).

At the end of the reporting period in September 2020, Germany’s cumulative installed solar PV capacity exceeded 52.7 GW.

Recently a study by Agora Energiewende, Agora Verkehrswende, and Stiftung Klimaneutralität batted for tripling solar PV capacity addition to a total of 150 GW by 2030 and 355 GW by 2050 with an annual addition of 10 GW between 2021 and 2030, if the country is to meet its climate neutrality goal by 2050 (see New Study Recommends 10 GW Annual PV Addition For Germany).