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Revision German Renewable Energy Sources Act – BMWi Starts Consultation on Draft EEG 2016

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has started the consulting process on the 2016 revision of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act EEG. With this bill the government will use auctioning as the standard system to establish support levels for renewable energy, starting mainly in 2017.

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Contract Value for Second Tender for Ground-mounted PV Installations Decreases to 8.49 ct/kWh

The uniform contract value for the 33 bids with a total capacity of 159.735 kW that were awarded contracts in the second German tender for financial support pursuant to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2014) is 8.49 ct/kW, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) announced. In the first tender, where bids were binding, the average contract value was 9.17 ct/kWh.

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New PV Capacity in July 2015 Rises to 159.780 MWp – Total PV Capacity Promoted by EEG Amouts to 39 GWp

pIn July 2015 new PV capacity in the amount of 159.780 MWp was installed, bringing solar capacity eligible for support under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) to a total of 39,009 MWp by the end of the month, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) reported.

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Second German PV Auction: 33 Bids with Total Capacity of 160 MW Awarded

In the second German tender concerning financial support pursuant to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2014) for 150 MW of freestanding PV capacity, 33 bids with a total capacity of 159.735 kW were selected by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA). The exact financial support is yet unclear as a uniform pricing method applies.

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Second Tender for Freestanding PV Capacity Less Oversubscribed Than First Auction

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) received 136 bids in the second 150 MW tender for financial support under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) for freestanding PV power plants. The tender was more than three times oversubscribed, BNetzA said. Yet the number of bids was lower than the 170 bids made in the first ever PV auction for 150 MW that ended on 15 April 2015.

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German PV Additions of 95.5 MWp in June – 38.9 GWp Eligible for EEG Support

PV capacity additions in June 2015 amounted to 95.502 MWp. By 30 June 2015, a total of 38,850 MWp of solar capacity were eligible for support under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) reported.

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BMWi Presents Key Point Paper for German Renewable Energy Auctions in 2017 and Launches Consultation

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has presented key points for auctioning financial support for onshore and offshore wind power and photovoltaics as of 2017 and launched a consultation. Comments have to be submitted by 1 October 2015.

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BNetzA: New PV Capacity of 101,483 MWp in May 2015 – Financial Support for New Installations Reduced by 0.25%

With a total of 101,483 MWp, new PV capacity installed in May 2015 in Germany basically remained on the same level as in the previous months. Solar capacity eligible for support under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) reached a total of 38,754 MWp by the end of May. The monthly reduction of financial support for new PV installations has been reduced to 0.25% each month in the period from 1 July to 1 September 2015, the regulator, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) informed.

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IRENA Publishes Best-Practice Guidebook on Renewable Energy Auctions Worldwide

Renewable energy auctions are increasingly becoming a policy tool of choice to support renewable energy deployment. They are meant to decrease costs, attract investment and drive global renewable energy deployment, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on the occasion of the publication of a best-pratice guidebook on auctions. The guide provides case studies from around the world and guidelines for renewable energy tendering processes.

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BNetzA Launches Second Tender for Freestanding PV Capacity

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has published the details for the second auction of financial support for freestanding PV power plants with a capacity of 150 MW in total. The maximum value for bids is 11.18 ct/kWh. Bids have to be submitted by 3 August 2015 (as 1 August 2015 is a Saturday).

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