Germany reaches three million installed photovoltaic systems

In Germany, the data register of the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur; BNetzA) saw the commissioning of the three millionth photovoltaic system on Monday (May 29). This was reported by the German Solar Industry Association (BSW) with reference to its own evaluations of the register.
According to BNetzA statistics, the threshold of 70 gigawatts of total installed capacity (gross) had already been reached in April. In the current year so far (as of May 16), a good 276,000 plants with 3.7 gigawatts of capacity have gone into operation.
According to the BSW analysis, approximately one third of the solar power capacity installed in Germany was installed on private buildings, one third on commercial buildings and one third is ground mounted. The one millionth system went into operation in 2011, eleven years after the country’s Renewable Energy Law came into force. In 2020, the two million mark was reached, and now the three million mark. The BSW expects the four millionth German PV system to be installed as early as the beginning of next year.

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