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Germany adds 14GW of photovoltaic installed capacity!

Germany adds 14GW of photovoltaic installed capacity!

Jan 08, 2024

In 2023, Germany will add approximately 14GW of solar power capacity, of which the residential part will account for nearly half of the new capacity.


In 2023, Germany will add approximately 14GW of solar power installed capacity, of which the household part accounts for nearly half of the new capacity.



The German Solar Energy Industry Association said that Germany’s newly installed solar capacity increased by about 85% year-on-year last year. In 2022, German developers will add approximately 7.5GW of new solar installed capacity. Of the new solar installed capacity in 2023, about half (7GW) will come from the household sector, a year-on-year increase of 135%.


Ground solar power plants accounted for 31% of newly installed solar capacity (approximately 4.3GW), a year-on-year increase of 40%. Demand in this market segment will continue to grow this year, the association said, as "market barriers to obtaining suitable sites are removed and grid connections gain momentum".


Developers also added approximately 2.5GW of commercial rooftop solar capacity, a 75% year-on-year increase.


Carsten Körnig, general manager of the association, said further steps are needed to speed up the process and upgrade the grid faster. In addition, more energy storage capacity will be needed to support the growing share of solar capacity.


In addition, the association said that more than 1.5 million private homeowners are planning to install solar systems on their roofs.


Last year, Germany added more than 1 million solar installations, and the number of solar photovoltaic systems increased to 3.7 million, generating 62 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, accounting for 12% of Germany's electricity consumption.


Throughout 2023, Germany increased its installed photovoltaic capacity across the country and across multiple industries. For example, in the tender for solar installations in buildings and noise barriers held in November 2023, 88 bidding projects were awarded contracts, with a cumulative capacity of 191MW.


In order to promote the development of the German solar PV manufacturing supply chain, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection launched a call for expressions of interest last year, with the goal of establishing 10GW of solar PV capacity per year in the entire value chain from silicon to modules, with only modules The annual production capacity will reach at least 2GW.

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