- Germany added 595.75 MW new solar PV capacity in the month of November 2022
- It takes the country’s annual total for 2022 till November to exceed 6 GW
- Bundesnetzagentur has also revised the maximum value for rooftop solar auctions to €0.1125 per kWh
In the month of November 2022, Germany installed 595.75 MW new solar PV capacity, as per the country’s Federal Network Agency or Bundesnetzagentur taking its total installed PV capacity during 11M/2022 to 6.09 GW.
New additions comprise 382.8 MW commissioned outside the EEG tender scheme with 5.1 MW being ground mounted facilities. After 2 consecutive months of over 600 MW added, including 605.8 MW in October 2022, the pace of additions dropped in the reporting month (see Germany Installed 607 MW New Solar In Oct. 2022).
SolarPower Europe’s EU Market Outlook, released in December 2022, said Germany is to exit 2022 with 7.9 GW installed and expected to add another 10 GW in 2023 (see European Union To Exit 2022 With Over 41 GW Solar Installed).
As per Fraunhofer ISE’s Energy Charts, Germany’s net installed solar power generation capacity at the end of November 2022 reached 65.52 GW.
In a related news from the agency, it has set maximum value for tenders for rooftop solar systems in 2023 at €0.1125 per kWh which it hopes will increase interest in auctions that have seen a significant decline of late. In the latest rooftop solar auction concluded by the agency which was highly undersubscribed, the highest winning bid was €0.0891 per kWh (see Another Undersubscribed Rooftop Solar Auction In Germany).
“The new maximum values allow for adequate income for systems that take part in the auctions in the coming year. I hope that the significantly reduced number of bids will increase again and that competition can develop again,” said President of the Federal Network Agency, Klaus Müller. “The increase in the maximum value for open-space solar systems is currently being prepared in order to create stable conditions for achieving the expansion targets in this segment as well. An increase in the maximum values for the innovation tenders will also be examined at the beginning of the coming year.”
Bundesnetzagentur decision follows the European Commission’s clearance of its €28 billion EEG 2023 state support scheme (see EU Approves Modified EEG Renewables Scheme Of Germany).