July 2013 saw new PV capacity additions of 313.005 MWp, bringing the total German PV capacity eligible for feed-in tariffs to 34,499 MWp, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) informed.
Based on the latest information published by BNetzA (please note that figures may be subsequently corrected upon new information without leading to a new publication of the monthly figures), the July 2013 capacity additions lead to the following table of German PV capacity eligible for financial support pursuant to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).
|End of 2008||6,120,000|
|End of 2009||9,921,572|
|End of 2010||17,299,250|
|End of 2011||24,784,484|
|End of 2012||32,388,626|
The new July capacity (313.005 MWp) is on the same level as new capacity in June (309.240 MWp) and the average for the year to date (301.506 MWp).
Should about 300.000 MWp be added in the following five months of the year, i.e. 1.5 GWp, new capacity in 2013 would amount to about 3.6 GWp. This would be well below the annual totals of the three previous years and almost be within the corridor of 2.5 to 3.5 GWp envisaged for PV growth by Section 20a para. 1 EEG.
Source: Federal Network Agency
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