Germany added 2.65 GW of new solar capacity in the first three months of this year. In March alone, the country’s new PV additions reached 944 MW.
Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has reported that 9,944 MW of new solar power systems were registered in March. The figure represents a significant increase from February, when new additions reached 746 MW, and a slight increase to March 2022, when new PV capacity reached 916 MW.
During the first three months of this year, the newly installed solar power capacity reached 2.65 GW, compared to approximately 1.97 GW a year earlier.
About 598 MW of the solar power capacity commissioned in the first quarter of the year was installed in the southern state of Bavaria. North Rhine-Westphalia ranked second with 397.6 MW, followed by Baden-Württemberg with 380.8 MW.
By the end of March, Germany’s cumulative installed PV capacity had reached 70.1 GW. To meet its 2030 solar energy target of 215 GW, the country needs to add at least 1.55 GW of new solar capacity every month.