According to the latest figures provided by the Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur, Germany added 1.43 GW of solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021. Compared to the previous quarter, solar installation increased by 113 MW (8.56 percent) in the second quarter, up from 1.32 GW. Installations increased 15% year over year to 1.24 GW in Q2 2020, compared to 1.24 GW in Q2 2019.
In the first half of 2021, Germany built 2.75 GW of solar capacity, up 20.63 per cent from 2.28 GW in the same time previous year. In comparison to the same period last year, the number of installations has nearly doubled. 428 MW of solar capacity was built in June 2021, up 34 MW from the previous month’s 394 MW. At the end of June 2021, Germany had a total solar capacity of 56.73 GW.
In July 2021, the results of the 250 MW solar innovation auction were revealed by the Bundesnetzagentur. The auction resulted in the selection of 16 solar plus storage projects with a total capacity of 156 MW. The successful bidders for the solar plus storage combination submitted the bids in the price range of $0.0466 per kWh and $0.0641 per kWh. The awarded projects had a weighted average tariff of $0.0532 per kWh.