Strongest Solar Growth of the Year: 344,685 MWp Added in July Before EEG 2014 Entered into Force

Before the amendment of Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2014) entered into force on 1 August 2014, July saw the highest solar capacity additions so far this year, amounting to 344.685 MWp. In total 37,052 MWp of solar capacity were eligible for support under the EEG at the end of July, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) informed.

New capacity in July 2014 was higher than in July 2013 when 312.094 MWp were added,  but lower than in the same months in 2012 (543.225 MWp), 2011 (571.793 MWp) and 2010 (663.064 MWp).

Based on the 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 July 2014 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 MWp MWp
End of 2008 6,120
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
Installed 2013 3,302.826
End of 2013 35,692
01/2014 193.447*
02/2014 110.414*
03/2014 155.805
04/2014 163.001
05/2014 204.036
06/2014 188.579
07/2014 344.685
Installed 07/2014

1,359.967

Total 07/2014 37,052

* corrected figures

PV Additions 08/2013 to 07/2014

PV Additions 08/2013 to 07/2014

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 and market premium for all other new plants) as well as the monthly reductions. please see here.

The annual growth target for new PV capacity is 2,500 MWp (Section 3 no. 3 EEG 2014).

The cap of 52,000 MW or 52 GW at which solar support will cease to be granted for new plants  that was already part of the EEG 2012 (cf. Section 20b para. 9a EEG 2012) has remained unchanged. It can now be found in Section 31 para. 6 sent. 1 EEG 2014.

Source: Federal Network Agency

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