Germany's PV additions in February at 746 MW, total statistics corrected upwards by 135 MW

The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA) has published the figures for newly installed photovoltaic capacity in February, including significant corrections for previous months – especially for January.
For February, 54,851 newly commissioned installations with a total capacity of 746.8 megawatts (MW) were reported to the BNetzA's data register, of which 595.1 MW (79.7 percent) were subsidized by the country’s Renewable Energy Law (EEG) and 151.6 MW (20.3%) were unsubsidized installations. There were 486.8 MW (65.2%) rooftop and 259.9 MW (34.8%) ground mounted systems.
With the publication of the February figures, the figures for January in particular were corrected upwards considerably due to subsequent notifications and checks. The current report mentions a total of 873.7 MW, while the previous report published on March 1 had 780 MW (i.e. 93.7 MW less). Changes have also been made for other previous months, but to a much lesser extent. The BNetzA puts the cumulative total capacity of all German PV installations at 69.06 gigawatts (GW).
The high addition figures for January and February 2023 are largely the result of a significant increase in commercial rooftop installations, for which the conditions defined in the EEG have been significantly more attractive since January. Above the typical capacity limit of ten kilowatts for private operators, only around 4,000 rooftop systems with a total capacity of 156 MW were installed in December 2022; in January, there were then a good 17,500 systems with 418 MW and in February still around 13,600 systems with 303 MW.

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