PV projects were the exclusive winners of Germany’s 201MW second mixed wind-solar auction as average winning bid prices went up, the federal networks agency (BNetzA) said.

“There was only one bid for wind turbines on land, but it came in above the threshold” for successful bids, BNetzA president Jochen Homann said.

Thirty-six solar bids were successful, with an average price of €52.70 per megawatt hour, up from €46.70/MWh at a first mixed wind-solar auction in April that had also been won exclusively by PV projects.