Avg surcharge at EUR 56.8/MWh in oversubscribed solar tender in Germany

Solar park in Bavaria. Author: Michael Betke. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

January 15 (Renewables Now) - The last solar tender for 2019 in Germany, held on December 1, aimed to award 500 MW of capacity and got bids for 1,344 MW.

The Federal Network Agency, also known as the Bundesnetzagetur (BNetzA), selected 121 proposals with a combined capacity of 501 MW. These will get surcharges of between EUR 0.047 (USD 0.052) per kWh and EUR 0.062 per kWh. The average, volume-weighted surcharge value achieved in the tender is EUR 0.0568/kWh, which is higher than the EUR 0.049/kWh average from Germany's previous solar tender.

BNetzA pointed out that it had to disqualify 76 bids for 235 MW of capacity because of errors in their applications. 

In geographical terms, most of the new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity from the December tender will be installed in the states of Bavaria (148 MW), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (80 MW) and Schleswig-Holstein (49 MW).

The next tender for solar power is scheduled for February 1.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.11)

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