Germany's intended solar public auctions growth 'not sufficient', profession bodies claim

Apr 27, 2021 01:00 PM ET
  • Germany's renewable energy sector has actually stated new federal government plans to more than triple the PV capacity included in next year's auctions do not go far sufficient in sustaining long-term solar implementation.
Germany's intended solar public auctions growth 'not sufficient', profession bodies claim
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The coalition government recently consented to increase the 2022 PV tender volumes from 1.9 GW to 6GW, while capability for onshore wind will certainly increase from 2.9 GW to 4GW.

With the one-off auctions set to take place after Germany's basic political election in September 2021, German solar market organization BSW stated the coalition's announcement "must be recognized as a simple selecting manoeuvre".

"You can not put out a damaging woodland fire with a fire extinguisher, and you can not protect against climate collapse with 4 gigawatts extra photovoltaics," said Carsten Körnig, BSW managing director.

As the European Union (EU) increases its 2030 discharges reduction target to 55%, BSW said it will currently be necessary to quadruple Germany's mounted PV ability to greater than 200GW by the end of the years, enhancing annual release numbers from the existing 5GW degree to 15GW.

While the German Renewable Energy Federation () welcomed the coalition government's agreement on energy policy, it stated that installed PV capability will certainly need to reach as much as 205GW by 2030. "Added tendering quantities for 2022 are not enough below," stated BEE head of state Simone Peter.

The news comes after Germany installed 4.8 GW of solar PV in 2015, greater than any other EU market, with the field increased by a "attempted and also examined" governing plan as well as appealing feed-in premiums for medium- to large-scale industrial systems, according to SolarPower Europe.

As part of its nationwide power as well as environment strategy, Germany is intending to reach 98GW of installed solar by 2030, up from the present degree of approximately 54GW.

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