Wind farm Hilpensberg in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Image by Jonas Werle. Source: https://www.reconcept.de/
September 30 (Renewables Now) - Germany put 561.35 MW of solar plants and 152.11 MW of onshore wind parks into operation in August and connected the first wind turbines at sea in a while, adding 90 MW of offshore wind capacity to the grid.
New solar power installations in August exceeded the level of the previous month but remained below the year's record high of 733.36 MW deployed in March, the Federal Network Agency said on Friday.
The bulk of the new solar capacity, or 420.63 MW, were plants connected to the grid outside of EEG tenders. Of these, only 7.8 MW were ground-mounted systems.
The deployment of onshore wind power in Germany slowed down again in August for a third consecutive month with a newly installed capacity totalling 152.11 MW.
Biomass-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 1.69 MW went online in the month under review, bringing the total of new installations since the start of the year to 17.73 MW.
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