Germany reaches just under 7.2 gigawatts of PV additions in 2022

The German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has put the capacity of new photovoltaic systems installed in Germany in 2022 at 7.193 gigawatts (GW). This would be the fourth highest figure achieved to date and also the highest since 2012 (8.161 GW), as well as an increase of 36.7 percent compared to 2021 (5.263 GW). However, the figures are still subject to uncertainty, primarily due to the comparatively frequent registration errors in the case of plants not subsidized under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), but experience shows that they will change only slightly.
According to the BNetzA, 3.9 GW of plants were built in 2022 under the EEG feed-in tariff or market premiums, and 2.42 GW under tenders, for a total of 6.32 GW. Outside the EEG subsidy – predominantly financed by power purchase agreements – 872 MW were added. At the same time, only a few plants (12.1 MW total capacity) were taken off the grid in 2022. The net addition thus amounts to 7.181 GW. In total, the BNetzA currently counts 2.645 million PV plants in operation nationwide with 66.5 GW of total capacity.

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