3 GW of new solar capacity installed in Germany in the first semester of 2010

30/07/2010 08:55 Renewable

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The German PV installed capacity increased by 3 GW in the first semester of 2010, a new national record.

The growth was partially stimulated by the announcement concerning the feed-in tariffs cuts, which rushed the investors to benefit from the feed-in tariffs when they were still high. Subsequently in the first 5 months, the applications for solar installations mounted to 1.7 GW, while during June, the installed solar capacity reached to 1.3 GW. In 2009, Germany’s total PV capacity reached 9.8 GW, with a record of 3,800 MW installed that year. The majority of the PV installations is connected to the grid, and can generate a significant output. The new feed-in tariffs are available since the 1st of July and new ones will come into force in October. The PV capacity is planned to increase by 3.500 MW a year.

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