2.3 GWp of Newly Installed German PV Capacity by End of April 2012

According to data from the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), newly installed solar electricity generation capacity amounted to 2,328 MWp. This would bring the German PV capacity to about 27.1 GWp by end of April 2012.

The April figures lead to the following table:

Year Month MWp MWp
2009 3,802
End of 2009 9,914.000
01/2010 222.247
02/2010 163.280
03/2010 331.378
04/2010 454.045
05/2010 573.176
06/2010 2,108.905
07/2010 663.064
08/2010 363.394
09/2010 654.368
10/2010 334.910
11/2010 365.448
12/2010 1,143.463
2010 7,377.678
End of 2010 17,291.678
01/2011 266.138
02/2011 99.710
03/2011 147.356
04/2011 198.948
05/2011 370.739
06/2011 630.301
07/2011 571.793
08/2011 612.564
09/2011 459.668
10/2011 485.629
11/2011 659.259
12/2011 2.983.129
2011 7.485.234
End of 2011 24,776.912
01/2012 516.582
02/2012 229.919
03/2012 1,222.770
04/2012 358.998
Installed 2012 2,328.269
Total 30.04.2012 27,105.181

The additional 2,328 MWp mean that Germany after only four months is already quite close to its official target corridor of 2,500 to 3,500 MWp for 2012.

It remains to be seen to what extent the additional PV capacity will contribute to an increase in the EEG surcharge.

According to data from www.eeg-kwk.net, by the end of May 2012 the TSOs in 2012 had already paid out EUR 6,024,363,986.29 in feed-in tariffs and EUR 907,796,499.11 for the new EEG market premium (§ 33g EEG), the EEG flexibility premium (§ 33i EEG) and market and flexibility premium transfer payments (§ 35 (1a) EEG). Income from the EEG surcharge in the same period amounted to EUR 6,085,880,308.71.

Source: BNetzA

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