The three tenders with a bid deadline of September 1 in Germany were won by wind, solar and storage projects with a combined capacity of over 1.2 GW, the Federal Network Agency said last week.
One of the tenders was an innovation tender, allowing stand-alone and hybrid renewables projects, such as solar or wind with storage, to compete for a fixed market premium as a subsidy. It targeted 650 MW and got 1,095 MW of bids.
The projects that participated include 310 MW of individual solar systems and 785 MW of system combinations. Of these, 677 MW won a subsidy. The Federal Network Agency said 394 MW of hybrid power plants, all but one being solar-plus-storage projects, will get built as a result of the tender.
SOLAR AND WIND TENDERS
Two separate tenders for solar and onshore wind also had their bid deadlines on September 1. As usual, the solar one was oversubscribed and the wind tender was undersubscribed. Details are available in the table.
July tender volume
Total bids (capacity)
Awarded bids (capacity)
Awarded bids (number)
Lowest bid value (EUR cents/kWh)
Highest bid value (EUR cents/kWh)
The last two onshore wind and solar tenders for 2020 have bid deadlines of October 1 and December 1. Another innovation tender is planned for next year.