German solar tender more than three times oversubscribed

In the third German solar tender of this year with a bid deadline of June 1, 105 bids were submitted with a capacity of 556,067 kW. Thus the tendered quantity of 150,000 kW was clearly oversubscribed. The Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) awarded a total of 14 bids for a solar output of 204,697 kW to be built. According to the authority, this quantity of solar power awarded results from a very large bid for a system that formed the award limit. The surcharges are distributed regionally among the eastern and southern German federal states, with no federal state receiving more than three surcharges and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania accounting for two thirds of the surcharged volume (135 MW). 13 bids with a bid volume of 46 MW were excluded due to formal errors.
The surcharge values determined in the bid price procedure ranged between 4.97 cents per kilowatt hour (ct/kWh) and 5.58 ct/kWh (preliminary round 3.90 to 8.40 ct/kWh). The next tender date for solar energy is October 1, 2019.

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