Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica
Germany's Federal Network Agency finally announced the winners last week of its first special tender for large-scale solar PV that was held in early March, in which 121 contracts were awarded totaling 505 megawatts (MW) of capacity at an average price of €0.065 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

Clean Power

Germany Awards 505 Megawatts At €0.065/kWh In First Large-Scale Solar PV Tender

Germany’s Federal Network Agency finally announced the winners last week of its first special tender for large-scale solar PV that was held in early March, in which 121 contracts were awarded totaling 505 megawatts (MW) of capacity at an average price of €0.065 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

Germany’s Federal Network Agency finally announced the winners last week of its first special tender for large-scale solar PV that was held in early March, in which 121 contracts were awarded totaling 505 megawatts (MW) of capacity at an average price of €0.065 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

The Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) held its second solar tender of 2019, and the first special tender for large-scale solar PV projects (above 750 kW in size), on March 1, but took a month to advertise the results of the auction. A total of 121 bids were awarded contracts for a total of 505.2 MW, although there were 869 MW worth of bids submitted, a significant oversubscription even accounting for the 192 MW of bids which had to be rejected due to formal errors.

Successful bids were awarded at an average of €0.065/kWh with a low bid of €0.039/kW and a high of €0.084/kWh.

Jochen Homann, President of the Federal Network Agency, praised the outcome and concluded that there are now “sufficient solar projects in place to retrieve the additional tendering quantities introduced by the Energy Sources Act and to ensure a competitive process.”

“The solar industry has virtually adjusted to the larger volume of new construction and is ready to assume a much greater responsibility for the energy transition,” said Carsten Körnig, managing director of the German Solar Industry Association. “This testifies to the result of the first special tender from the Energy Collective Energy Act adopted at the turn of the year. Together with an invitation to tender issued in February, more than three times the capacity of the solar park was advertised in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same period of the previous year.”

The German Solar Industry Association (Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (BSW)) also believes that competition for future auction rounds will continue to increase.

Conversely, however, the Association also highlighted the “difficult and unnecessarily expensive” legal restrictions which have been imposed upon the country’s solar industry for potential solar project locations. “The current location restrictions are a corset and no longer up-to-date,” explained Körnig.


Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.

 
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

I'm a Christian, a nerd, a geek, and I believe that we're pretty quickly directing planet-Earth into hell in a handbasket! I also write for Fantasy Book Review (.co.uk), and can be found writing articles for a variety of other sites. Check me out at about.me for more.

Comments

#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.

 

Support our work today!

Advertisement

Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports

Advertisement

EV Sales Charts, Graphs, & Stats

Advertisement

Our Electric Car Driver Report

30 Electric Car Benefits

Tesla Model 3 Video

Renewable Energy 101 In Depth

solar power facts

Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like

Clean Power

Germany's latest onshore wind tender has again been significantly undersubscribed, failing to come anywhere near the 650 megawatts (MW) on offer and awarding only...

Biomass

The German solar industry has walked away the sole winner from Germany's most recent solar and onshore wind tender, receiving contracts for the entire...

Clean Power

The European Union installed 8 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity in 2018, according to the region's solar trade body SolarPower Europe, an increase...

Clean Power

Germany's latest onshore wind tender was again under-subscribed with only 476 megawatts (MW) of capacity being awarded of an available 700 MW. 

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.