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Germany’s January Solar Installations Totalled 275 MW

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The German Federal Network Agency (aka Bundesnetzagentur) has released official solar power installation data for January 2013. The total for the month came to 274.673 MWp. That’s about half of what was installed in January 2013 (but still a good amount compared to what most countries are installing).

As reported previously here on Solar Love, the cost of solar PV dropped to around €1.52 per watt in January in Germany. Nonetheless, cuts to Germany’s solar feed-in tariff (which were implemented on November 1, 2012) have cut demand for solar a bit. For more recent installation comparisons, 435 MW were installed in Germany in November 2012, and 330 MW were installed in December 2012.

What exactly changed to Germany’s feed-in tariff in November? Most notably, utility-scale ground-mounted solar PV projects over 10 MW in size are no longer eligible.

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Zachary Shahan

Zach is the founder of Solar Love and the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009.

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