New solar auction kicks off with reduced volume
On 6 April, Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) launched the next round of tenders for solar photovoltaic systems with a minimum 750 kilowatts of power, Sandra Enkhardt reports in PV Magazine. Bids can be submitted until 1 June. Since ground-mounted systems installed outside the auctions in 2017 are now being taken into account, the tendered volume is just over 182.5 megawatt (MW). The ground-mounted systems installed last year have a total output of 52.5 MW, which will be deducted from bidding rounds over the next three years. This year’s original bid volume of 200 MW was therefore reduced by 17.5 MW to 182.5 MW.
See the CLEW article Auctions bring German solar power price to new record low for more information.