Germany's 12-mo PV deployment falls 43% to 1.95 GW
Solar power station in Germany. Featured Image: anyaivanova/Shutterstock.com
Dec 30, 2014 - Germany installed only 1,953 MW of photovoltaic (PV) power capacity in the 12 months to end-November 2014, down by 43% year-over-year, according to newly released statistics.
Deployment is far below the government-set limit of 2,400 MW-2,600 MW. As a result, solar feed-in tariffs (FiT) will be decreased by only 0.25% per month between January 1 and March 1, the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (Bundesnetzagetur) said in a statement today.
Under German regulations, the FiTs are adjusted monthly depending on new capacity and other factors.
In November alone, Germany installed 106 MWp of PV, up from 75.4 MWp in October when monthly installations were at their lowest for this year.
The Bundesnetzagetur also said that Germany’s installed wind power capacity has increased by 1,296 MW net between August and November 2014, including 1,439 MW of newly launched farms and excluding 143 MW of retired facilities. Some 15 MW of biomass power plants have also gone online over that period.