Germany on the Road to Reaching 2.5/3.5 GWp Solar Target Corridor – 226 MWp Installed in October

225.957 MWp of new PV capacity were installed in October 2013, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) informed. Total German PV capacity eligible for feed-in tariffs amounted to 35,308 MWp at the end of the month, according to the agency, with 2,914.615 MWp added so far this year. If new capacity for the remaining two months stays on this level, Germany will reach the upper level of its solar target corridor of 2,500 to 3,500 MWp per year for the first time.

Based on the latest information published by BNetzA (please note that figures may subsequently be corrected upon new information without leading to a new publication of the monthly figures), the October 2013 capacity additions lead to the following table of German PV capacity eligible for financial support pursuant to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).

Year Month kWp kWp
End of 2008 6,120,000
Installed 2009 3,801,572
End of 2009 9,921,572
Installed 2010 7,377,678
End of 2010 17,299,250
Installed 2011 7,485,234
End of 2011 24,784,484
Installed 2012 7,604,142
End of 2012 32,388,626
01/2013 274,238*
02/2013 210,075*
03/2013 289,431*
04/2013 366,599*
05/2013 343,948*
06/2013 309,385*
07/2013 312,438*
08/2013 291,650*
09/2013 290,894*
10/2013 225,957
Installed 10/2013 2,914,615*
Total 31.10.2013 35,303,141*

* revised figures from BNetzA due to later correction notifications. Please note that figures from 2012 have apparently also been revised, which is not yet reflected in the above table as revised figures for the previous years are not available. In the link below BNetzA reports a total of 35.308 MWp per 31.10.2013.

Source: Federal Network Agency

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