New German PV installations hit a record low of 75.431 MWp in October 2014. This is the lowest amount in the last four years. Only February 2011 comes somewhat close with 99.710 MWp. In total 38,022 MWp of solar capacity were eligible for support under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) at the end of the month, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) informed.
Compared with October 2013 (225.957 MWp) installations were down 67%. This is again more than the decline in September 2014 and August 2014. In October 2010 and 2011 new capacity amounted to 334.910 MWp respectively 485.629 MWp. In October 2012 611.856 MWp were installed. While solar PV growth in 2013 and at the beginning of 2014 was considerably slower than in the boom years 2010, 2011 and 2012, the amendment of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) that entered into force on 1 August 2014 seems to have slowed down solar growth further (for more information on the changes the EEG 2014 brought, please see here).
Based on the information published by BNetzA (please note that figures may subsequently be, and have repeatedly been, corrected upon new information without leading to a new publication of the monthly figures), the October 2014 capacity additions lead to the following table of German PV capacity eligible for financial support pursuant to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).
|Total solar capacity by end of 2009||10,566|
|Total solar capacity in the period of 1 January 2010 to 30 October 2014||27.456|
|Total solar capacity by 30 October 2014||38.022|
For the new solar remuneration system as of 1 August 2014 (i.e. feed-in tariffs for new small plants in the sense of Section 37 EEG 2014 (plants up to 500 kWp) and market premiums for all other new plants, which have to sell power directly) as well as the monthly reductions for the months October to December 2014 please see here.
The annual growth target for new PV capacity is 2,500 MWp (Section 3 no. 3 EEG 2014).
As PV capacity growth is below the target corridor of between 2,400 and 2,600 MWp per year, the monthly reduction of applicable remuneration/feed-in tariffs has been reduced to 0.25% instead of the regular monthly degression of 0.5% (Sec. 31 EEG 2014).
Source: Federal Network Agency
- Germany Installed 110.090 MWp of New Solar PV Capacity in September 2014 – 37,947 MWp Total
- 140.147 MWp Added in August as EEG 2014 Enters into Force
- Strongest Solar Growth of the Year: 344,685 MWp Added in July Before EEG 2014 Entered into Force
- 188.579 MWp of New Solar Capacity Added in June 2014 – 36.7 GWp PV Total at Mid-2014
- EEG 2014: The New Monthly Reduction Regime for Solar
- 163/204 MWp PV Capacity Added in April and May 2014
- March 2014 Sees 155.805 MWp of New Solar Capacity, Regular 1% Degression of Tariffs from Mai to July 2014
- 110.414 MWp: New Solar Capacity in February Again Fairly Low
- New Solar Capacity Added in January 2014 Picks Up But Remains Fairly Low
- PV Feed-in Tariffs 2014 – 3.3 GWp in 2013, 1% Degression from February to April 2014Germany on Track for Solar Target Corridor in 2013 – 219 MWp Added in November
- Germany on the Road to Reaching 2.5/3.5 GWp Solar Target Corridor – 226 MWp Installed in October
- Solar Feed-in Tariffs Decrease by 1.4% for November 2013 to January 2014 – 290.894 MWp Installed in September
- 309.240 MWp New German PV Capacity in June, 34.2 GWp Total – 1.8% Monthly Decrease Continues
- BNetzA: 344.225 MWp of New Solar Capacity in May 2013 – 33.9 GWp Total
- April 2013 Sees Solar Additions of 368 MWp, 33,533 MWp Total
- 290.470 MWp New Solar Capacity in March – Solar Feed-in Tariffs Decrease by 1.8% As of May
- 211 MWp: German Solar Growth Again Moderate in February
- 275 MWp New Solar Capacity in January 2013