Germany registered an enormous 579 MW of newly installed capacity in January

According to new figures from the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), Germany registered 579 MW of new PV systems in January (December 376 MW, November 223 MW, October 182). This includes 52 MW of ground-mounted systems.
This increase is the highest since October 2012 (612 MW). Obviously, the commissioning of a large number of plants in the 40 to 750 kW category was brought forward due to the reduction of feed-in-tariffs that will take effect for this segment from February. In January 2019, around 1,880 systems of this size with a cumulative capacity of a good 450 MW have been connected to the grid. In the same month of the previous year, there were only 158 systems, in 2018 as a whole around 4,180. It is therefore to be expected that the newly installed capacity in this segment and thus the entire market will collapse in the coming months.
At the end of January, Germany’s cumulative installed PV capacity subsidized by the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) amounted to around 46.508 MW.

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