Germany to tender 18.8 GW of PV by 2028

Sep 1, 2020 07:54 PM ET
  • The German federal government is planning to tender 5.3 GW in the roof sector and 13.5 GW for large-scale PV projects.
Germany to tender 18.8 GW of PV by 2028
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An initial draft of what the amendment to Germany's renewable resource regulation, the EEG, can appear like has dripped from the Federal Ministry of Economics. pv magazine Germany has actually gotten a copy.

The brand-new regulation, which is expected ahead right into force on January 1, 2021, includes a tender scheme for solar and various other renewables that can lead to the deployment of 18.8 GW of PV power ability from 2021 to 2028, with a minimum of 1.9 GW and also an optimum of 2.8 GW being intended to be assigned per year.

Of this overall capability, 5.3 GW will hurt in the roof section, while one more 13.5 GW will be appointed for large-scale PV projects. Tenders for the rooftop section will relate to systems larger than 500 kWp, while systems as much as 500 kW will certainly be eligible for a feed in tariff.

Through these brand-new tenders, the German federal government wants to even more decrease final costs for PV innovation. According to the draft, the maximum price in the tenders ought to go down from the current EUR0.0750/ kWh to EUR0.0590 for ground-mounted systems. For roofing system systems, an optimum worth of EUR0.090/ kWh is envisaged.

In addition, the German government seems to be favorable to enhancing the dimension limitation for solar projects from 10 MW presently to 20 MW. The EEG draft also shows that there will certainly be separate tenders for big roof projects in the future. So far, these projects needed to take on ground-mounted solar plants in tenders for PV plants varying in dimension from 750 kW to 10 MW, as well as generally had long shot.

Moreover, the draft likewise defines a structure for PV projects that will see their 20-year FIT agreement run out. The operators of these systems will certainly be entitled to obtain an unique tariff in the future, as the federal government acknowledges that straight sale to the place market is still unlucrative. Nevertheless, it is additionally specified that the federal government wants to advertise the expansion of renewable resource sources "as far as possible, market-driven".

Other core aspects of the EEG draft consist of anchoring the goal of making Germany gas neutral by 2050. Additionally, execution of the Climate Protection Program 2030 will begin when the brand-new law enters pressure. The program will consist of the 65 percent renewable resource target in German power usage. For this purpose, growth courses are specified for the private technologies in order to attain the objective. For photovoltaics, the goal is to enhance mounted capability from 52 GW presently to 100 GW. The target for onshore wind power is 71 GW and also 20 GW for overseas wind power.

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