Solar brushes up the board once more in German renewables public auction

May 20, 2020 03:39 PM ET
  • Not one wind power project was submitted to the German network authority for the April round of a nationwide tidy power purchase program. Virtually 204 MW of solar generation ability was assigned throughout 30 solar projects with a typical last electrical power rate of EUR0.053/ kWh.
Solar brushes up the board once more in German renewables public auction
Image: Gerhard Hofmann, Agentur Zukunft for Solarify

Wind programmers show up to have actually stepped down in Germany with government network firm the Bundesnetzagentur disclosing it got no wind project bids for last month's nationwide solar and also wind power energy public auction, which obtained 203.7 MW of solar capability throughout 30 projects.

The most recent public auction outcomes proceeded a bumper run for solar, which has actually protected every one of the generation ability offered to day under the joint solar and also wind power purchase rounds.

One more oversubscribed workout drew in quotes from 113 solar projects with a consolidated scheduled generation ability of 553.2 MW.

Solar rate

The last ordinary solar electrical energy rate cleared up in the workout-- EUR0.0533/ kWh-- was less than the EUR0.0540 taped in the opening round of the solar and also wind public auction program in November yet much more costly than the EUR0.0518/ kWh typical rate proposal in March's solar-only public auction. The Bundesnetzagentur stated effective quotes in the most up to date tender round varied from EUR0.0497 to EUR0.0561/ kWh.

With a loads quotes left out for documentation mistakes, the effective projects were assigned throughout 10 government states. Bavaria safeguarded a 3rd of the centers, with an accumulated ability of 75.5 MW, Saarland and also Saxony-Anhalt each protected 4 projects and also 2 plants in Brandenburg will certainly provide an overall generation capability of 35.3 MW.

The clock is not ticking on project conclusion target dates yet as magazine of the effective prospective buyers on the Bundesnetzagentur web site, which normally sets off that procedure, has actually not occurred yet. Due to the fact that of the interruption created by the Covid-19 dilemma, the firm is providing project designers a lot more shake area.

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