Germany registered 5.3 GW of new PV capacity in 2021

According to the official statistics published on Monday (January 31), Photovoltaic systems with a total capacity of 5.26 gigawatts (GW) were newly reported to the market data register of the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA) last year, 7.6 percent more than in 2021 (4.89 GW). In December, 421 megawatts (MW) of new capacity were added, 19.8 percent less than in the same month last year (525 MW).
Of the additions reported last year, 4.71 GW (91.1 percent) were actually commissioned in 2021. Just under 456 MW (7.6 percent) were already online in 2020, and 96 MW (1.3 percent) in 2019.
Of the total 235,602 new systems registered for 2021, 161,293 (68.5 percent) are in the segment of small rooftop systems of up to ten kilowatts. In terms of installed capacity, however, this segment accounts for only 21.3 percent at 1.12 GW. Large, predominantly ground-mounted systems with a capacity of 750 kilowatts or more, on the other hand, account for only 0.1 percent of notifications with 339 projects, but with 1.38 GW (26.3 percent) they represent the largest segment in terms of installed capacity. According to the statistics, a total of 3.582 GW of capacity was registered outside of tenders, which means that 1.41 GW is accounted for by the tenders.

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