August 3 (SeeNews) - Germany installed roughly 610 MWp of solar photovoltaic (PV) power capacity in the first half of 2015 as the decline in deployment continues.
According to data by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagetur), the country’s solar capacity has grown by 95.5 MWp in June after 101.5 MWp in May. The total installed solar capacity in the country was 38,850 MWp at the end of June.
PV installation figures are dropping rapidly in Germany. The 2014 total was 1,899 MWp, falling from 3,309 MWp in 2013, according to a report by EurObserv'ER. With just 610 MWp installed in the first half, there is no chance of surpassing 2014 figures.
In 2015 the Bundesnetzagetur will be holding tenders for 500 MW of solar PV capacity in total, followed by 400 MW in 2016 and a further 300 MW in 2017. The first such auction for this year resulted in contracts for total capacity of 156.97 MW. The results of the second 150-MW auction are expected soon as the deadline for the submission of bids was August 1, 2015.