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Germany's latest tenders award 476 MW wind, 178 MW solar

Wind turbine. Image by: ABO Wind (www.abo-wind.com).

February 15 (Renewables Now) - Wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 476 MW and 178 MW, respectively, have won the two German tenders with a deadline of February 1, 2019.

The awarded wind volume represents 68% of the targeted capacity as the Federal Network Agency, also known as the Bundesnetzagetur (BNetzA), received just 499 MW of bids. The tender aimed to award 700 MW.

In contrast, the last solar tender in Germany was heavily oversubscribed. It targeted 175 MW of new capacity and attracted bids for 465 MW.

The table below contains more details for the two auctions, as presented today by BNetzA.

Tender details Onshore wind Solar
Announced volume (MW) 700 175
Received bids (MW) 499 465
Successful bids (MW) 476 178
Lowest successful bid (EUR/MWh) 52.4 41.1
Highest successful bid (EUR/MWh) 62.0 51.8
Average successful bid (EUR/MWh) 61.1 48.0

Lower Saxony and Brandenburg secured 18 awards each in the wind tender, followed by North Rhine-Westphalia with 12. The list of successful bidders includes Abo Wind, BayWa r.e., BOREAS Energie, Denker & Wulf, Energiekontor, wpd and other wind developers.

Bavaria was the most popular region for solar projects with 22 successful bids, out of the 24 awarded in the tender. The annual quota for solar awards on Bavarian arable land is already 70% exhausted. E.ON Energie Deutschland, Energiekontor Solar and ENERPARC Solar Invest are among the winners.

The next solar tender is planned for March 1, while the next onshore wind tender has a deadline of May 1.

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