Germany ends 2022 with 66.5 GW of photo voltaic, 58.2 GW of onshore wind

Germany added 7.18 GW of photo voltaic, 2.14 GW of onshore wind and 342 MW of offshore wind capability to the grid in 2022 with internet new installations rising extra strongly than in 2021 however nonetheless far beneath the speed required to succeed in the 2030 renewable vitality targets.

On the finish of 2022, Germany had 66.49 GW of photo voltaic capability in operation, in keeping with information printed by the Federal Community Company. To achieve its 215 GW aim in 2030, the nation wants to put in 1.54 GW monthly on common.

Greater than half of the brand new capability, or 4.4 GW, got here from rooftop installations whereas subsidy-free ground-mounted photo voltaic parks accounted for 746.7 MW of the overall.

Bavaria was as soon as once more a pacesetter in recent photo voltaic installations, including 2.09 GW all through 2022 to succeed in a complete of 18.3 GW on the finish of the yr. With 899.2 MW internet, North Rhine-Westphalia ranked second as per new grid connections, adopted by Brandenburg with 794.1 MW.

By way of onshore wind, Germany had 58.2 GW in operation on the finish of the yr with December witnessing the best price of month-to-month additions all year long with 309 MW. Regardless of the acceleration in the direction of the tip of 2022, the growth price should rise to 591 MW monthly on common in order that the nation has 115 GW of onshore wind generators in operation by the tip of this decade.

In relation to offshore wind, as many as 38 wind generators at sea totalling 342 MW have been linked to the German grid final yr as a part of the Kaskasi mission positioned north of the Heligoland island, bringing the nation’s wind capability within the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to a complete of 8.12 GW.

The desk beneath offers particulars in regards to the internet new installations in Germany in 2022 (capability in MW)

2022 Photo voltaic Onshore wind Offshore wind
January 507.5 84.5
February 697.6 141.3
March 838.9 113.4
April 484.4 100.3
Could 638.1 198.7
June 550.5 220.2
July 478.4 179.0 9
August 669.0 146.5 162
September 785.1 243.3 9
October 578.4 152.7 45
November 602.7 251.0 72
December 350.4 309.2 45
Complete 7,181 2,140 342

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