June 2010 Photovoltaic (PV) installs set a new monthly 2.13 GigaWatt-peak (GWp) record while July and August settled down to 669 MegaWatt-peak (MWp) and 361 MWp respectively.
The same kind reader alerted me to the June 2010 PV system registration data before I could check the Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency) website Thursday morning. As a bonus, I also discovered the July and August 2010 PV system registration data had been released.
Well, as shown in the bar chart, the actual 2.13 GW results edged my comment predicting 2 GW of June 2010 PV installations. German June 2010 PV installs almost caught Spain for the entire 2008 year and may be more PV than the United States installs next year in 2011!
In the second quarter 2010 (2Q10), Germany installed a monster 3.14 GW of PV! PV system registrations rose from 24003 in May to 65416 in June and returned to 20820 in July 2010.
The capacity mix skewed towards PV systems sized greater than 500 kW (kiloWatt) and less than or equal to 1 MW as PV systems sized greater than 1 MW and those greater than 100 kW and less than or equal to 500 kW both trended higher over the April to August period. The largest PV system installed was 18.737 MWp in Thüngen, Bayern, in August 2010, while the smallest was 1 Watt-peak (maybe a typo?!) in Thyrnau, Bayern.
EuPD Research published a SPEEDLETTER titled the “Federal Network Agency publishes new figures for newly installed capacity – a degression of 13 percent is more than likely” and:
Based on a degression of 13 percent, the following remuneration rates are calculated for the year 2011:
- Open-space installations on conversion areas: 0.220€
- Other open-space installations: 0.210€
- Rooftop installations ≤ 30 kWp: 0.286€
- Rooftop installations > 30kW ≤ 100 kWp: 0.272€
- Rooftop installations < 100 kWp ≤ 1,000 kWp: 0.257€
- Rooftop installations > 1,000 kWp: 0.227€
I expect September and fourth quarter 2010 PV installations will increase in anticipation of October 2010 and calendar 2011 degressions.
I am amazed Schwarzenbach am Wald installed 216 kiloWatt (kW) of PV across 10 installations ranging from 1.22 kW to 54 kW so far in 2010.