BNetzA: 344.225 MWp of New Solar Capacity in May 2013 – 33.9 GWp Total

344.225 MWp of new solar capacity were added in May 2013 in Germany, according to recent data from the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).

This is less than in April 2013 (04/2013: 367.717 MWp), May 2011 (05/2011: 370.739 MWp) and May 2010 (05/2010: 573.176 MWp), however more than a year ago (05/2012: 254.232 MWp). The total of new installations up until May amounts to 1,488.30 MWp compared with 2,582.501 MWp at the end of May 2012. The high May 2012 total was particularly due to additions of 1,222.770 MWp in March 2012, the month before a major revision of the Renewable Energy Source Act (EEG) on solar feed-in tariffs.

With these additions, German installed PV capacity added up to 33,876,929 kWp by the end of May 2013. So there is still some room before installed capacity will reach the current 52 GWp PV cap in the EEG.

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 May 2013 capacity additions lead to the following table of German PV capacity eligible for financial support pursuant to the Renewable Energy Source 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 274,673
02/2013 211,215
03/2013 290,470
04/2013 367,717
05/2013 344,225
Installed 5/2013 1,488,300
Total 31.05.2013 33,876,929

Source: Federal Network Agency

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