26 Mar '12, 4pm

German authorities confirm record #solar installations last year

Germany's Federal Network Agency has confirmed a record installation total of 7.5 GW in 2011, with especially significant growth in the large-scale project segment. In December alone, 2,980 MW of solar was installed, according to an analysis of the Federal Network Agency's figures by market research firm EuPD Research . A total of 41% of those projects were 1 MW or greater. In 2011, Germany's Bavaria region led the pack, with 1,750 MW installed, followed by Brandenburg, with 1,000 MW installed. This regional shift is largely due to the expansion of open-field systems, EuPD Research says. Certain project-size segments, however, have slowed considerably. Projects between 10 kW and 50 kW took an especially severe hit. In 2010, this segment totaled more than 2,600 MW of installations, but it failed to reach 2,000 MW in 2011 - a decline of 22%. In Bavaria, Baden Wuttenberg and ...

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