- Germany’s 2nd rooftop solar auction round held on December 1, 2022 has concluded
- A total of 136 projects were selected, representing 154 MW capacity with most spread out in Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Lower Saxony
- Winning tariffs went up compared to last time; next round is to be held on April 1, 2022
The German Federal Network Agency or Bundesnetzagentur has revealed the results of the country’s 2nd rooftop solar auction and the results show winning tariffs went up with average bid having gone up by 8% to €0.0743 ($0.085) per kWh.
For this round, the maximum tariff was capped at €0.09 per kWh.
The 2nd round was scheduled for December 1, 2021. It was oversubscribed as the originally tendered capacity of 150 MW attracted 209 bids representing 233 MW in total for solar projects with an installed capacity of more than 300 kW.
The agency finally zeroed in on 136 bids to award 154 MW. Of the winning projects, 25 or 34 MW are distributed in Saxony-Anhalt region, 32 facilities or 22 MW in Brandenburg, and 16 facilities with 25 MW capacity will be located in Lower Saxony.
Winning bids for this round were found to have go up compared to the previous round as lowest and highest tariffs ranged between €0.0570 to €0.0828 ($0.065 to $0.094) per kWh, compared to €0.0535 to €0.0789 per kWh in the previous round (see Germany: 2nd Tech Specific Auction Of 2021 Oversubscribed).
List of winning projects is available on the agency’s website.
The 3rd rooftop solar auction is now scheduled for April 1, 2022. Pointing towards the new regulations, the agency said the next round will significantly simplify the process for bidders and reduce risk of project delays.