Germany adds 780 MW of solar, 86 MW of onshore wind in Jan

Mar 3, 2023 10:29 AM ET
  • The development of solar energy in Germany proceeded at a strong pace at the start of 2023 with 780 MW of new systems linked to the grid but the recently set up onshore wind capacity went down sharply to 85.8 MW in January.
Germany adds 780 MW of solar, 86 MW of onshore wind in Jan
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A total amount of 56,620 new solar systems went online throughout Germany in the initial month of the year, bringing the nation's cumulative solar capacity in operation to 68.17 GW. With virtually 594 MW, roof installments accounted for more than 76% of the complete fresh capacity. Only about 20 MW of the new solar capacity were installments realised without state subsidies.

Bavaria was once again a leader in solar energy deployment, adding 202.7 MW in January. On the whole, the southerly government state has photovoltaic systems of a mixed 18.8 GW in operation which is virtually a 3rd of Germany's solar capacity.

2nd ranked North Rhine-Westphalia where solar plants with a combined of 120.5 MW went online in January.

Unlike solar power, the rollout of onshore wind reduced dramatically in January with internet new additions of only 54 MW as 21 turbines with an incorporated capacity of 31.9 MW were decommissioned. At the end of the month, Germany had 58.13 GW of onshore wind in procedure.

As lots of as 40 permits for wind projects with an overall capacity of 225.9 MW were issued in January. In 2022, the onshore wind projects that got the green light totalled 4,549 MW.


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