Germany’s first mixed tender for onshore wind and solar was won by solar projects only, with the average successful bid arriving at EUR 0.0467 (USD 0.058) per kWh.
Germany’s Federal Network Agency, or Bundesnetzagentur, said today the winning projects have a combined capacity of 210 MW. The lowest successful bid was of EUR 0.0396/kWh and the highest was of EUR 0.0576/kWh.
In a 200-MW solar-only tender completed in February, 24 projects won at an even lower average price of EUR 0.0433 per kWh
The mixed wind and solar tender allowed photovoltaic (PV) projects on arable land and grassland in less-favoured areas in Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria to compete. The list of winners includes 31 MW in Bavaria and 17 MW in Baden-Wuerttemberg.
In total, the tender targeted 200 MW and received proposals for 395 MW, including 18 onshore wind projects and 36 solar projects. The price offered by wind developers, however, was too high. The average quantity-weighted bid value for wind was EUR 0.0723 per kWh, while for solar it was EUR 0.0482 per kWh. Wind’s competitiveness was hurt by rules related to grid limitations in certain parts of the country.
The Bundesnetzagentur has a wind-only tender scheduled for May 1 and a solar-only tender scheduled for June 1.
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