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.
Source: English translation of German Federal Network Agency press release
Image: Germany solar power plant installation by Windwärts Energie GmbH (some rights reserved)