The enlargement of photo voltaic vitality in Germany continued at a powerful tempo initially of 2023 with 780 MW of latest techniques linked to the grid however the newly put in onshore wind capability dropped sharply to 85.8 MW in January.
A complete of 56,620 new photo voltaic techniques went on-line throughout Germany within the first month of the yr, bringing the nation’s cumulative photo voltaic capability in operation to 68.17 GW. With almost 594 MW, rooftop installations accounted for greater than 76% of the whole recent capability. Solely about 20 MW of the brand new photo voltaic capability have been installations realised with out state subsidies.
Bavaria was as soon as once more a pacesetter in photo voltaic vitality deployment, including 202.7 MW in January. Total, the southern federal state has photovoltaic techniques of a mixed 18.8 GW in operation which is nearly a 3rd of Germany’s photo voltaic capability.
Second ranked North Rhine-Westphalia the place photo voltaic crops with a mixed of 120.5 MW went on-line in January.
Not like photo voltaic vitality, the rollout of onshore wind slowed down considerably in January with web new additions of solely 54 MW as 21 generators with a mixed capability of 31.9 MW have been decommissioned. On the finish of the month, Germany had 58.13 GW of onshore wind in operation.
As many as 40 permits for wind tasks with a complete capability of 225.9 MW have been issued in January. In 2022, the onshore wind tasks that received the inexperienced mild totalled 4,549 MW.