Germany adds about 1.2GW of PV

Phoenix Solar panels in Germany

Phoenix Solar panels in Germany

About 1.2GW of PV was installed in Germany between January and May, and the country is on course to install far less in 2013 than the 7.5GW-plus added in each of the past three years, said an official of solar industry association BSW.

The total is approximate, as the BSW has only established a preliminary installation number of 360MW which could still change somewhat, said David Wedepohl, head of markets and communication at BSW, during a panel at the Intersolar Conference in Munich.

In April 368MW was installed in Germany, while in the first quarter of the year installation figures were below 300MW a month.

Wedepohl said it is extremely difficult to predict what the size of the German market will be this year, but that cuts to PV feed-in tariffs (FITs) enacted last Log in to read complete article.

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