Germany's PV additions decline in September while annual forecast still rises

The latest statistics from the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) for photovoltaic additions in the country show 918.6 megawatts (MW) for September. This is the first monthly figure below the gigawatt mark since February (887 MW) and also a drop of almost 22 percent compared to August, when 1,173 MW were added.
However, subsequent corrections in the reporting register on which the statistics are based have led to some significant increases in the figures for previous months. For example, only 1,056 MW had been reported for August a month ago. In total, the register now contains 10.173 gigawatts (GW) for the first nine months of the year; extrapolated for the year as a whole, this would correspond to an addition of 13.564 GW. A month ago, this projection still resulted in 13.488 GW.
814.5 MW, or 88.7 percent of the new capacity registered in September, was built with support from the Renewable Energy Law (EEG), of which 126.7 MW (13.8 percent of total new capacity) was built as part of tenders.

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