Faced with the challenge of energy shortage, Germany once again increased its support for photovoltaic.
The Federal Network Agency of Germany said that in order to increase the sluggish growth rate of the German solar energy sector, it would hold an additional bidding for 1.5GW of solar energy development, and participants could submit project development proposals before January 15 next year.
According to the announcement, the scale of the proposed project should not exceed 100MW. After receiving the feed in tariff, the proposed solar project that won the government award must be completed within nine months.
The forthcoming bidding is also known as "crisis bidding", because it is held in response to the energy crisis that is widespread in Germany due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
In April 2022, Germany released the "Easter Package", which will increase the proportion of renewable energy in the energy structure to 80% in 2030 and 100% in 2035.
The newly elected German coalition government is committed to accelerating the decarbonization of the German power sector and reducing energy imports. In the next ten years, Germany will accelerate the development of photovoltaic, with the goal of reaching 215GW of solar installed capacity by 2030, with an annual increase of 22GW.
For Chinese photovoltaic companies, most mainstream photovoltaic enterprises are actively exploring the European market, while Germany's installed solar capacity has exceeded one third of the EU. Germany's active policies will undoubtedly benefit the further growth of the photovoltaic market in this country.
Among first-line component plants, the European market revenue of Jinko Energy will account for 19% in 2021, and increase to 27% in the first half of this year. In 2021, Trina Solar and Longji Lvneng will respectively account for 20.48% and 14.06% of European sales.
Challenges of insufficient project subscription
Although trying to promote rights, the German government's new bidding initiative has also attracted some criticism. German Solar Energy Association 39; BSW-Solar' He said that the time limit provided by German institutions for completing the construction of solar energy projects was too short and unrealistic. He also said that there are some land restrictions that do not allow the timely completion of solar projects, and these restrictions need to be relaxed.
According to the German Solar Energy Association, many German federal states have not yet opened arable land and grassland in poor areas in Germany, which hinders the development of solar power projects. Therefore, the developer's potential development site for solar power plants is limited.
The Federal Network Agency was unable to successfully allocate all the planned capacity mentioned in the previous solar bidding. In the last bidding allocation, the Federal Network Administration could only allocate 700MW from the 1126MW planned at the beginning of this year.
In the past few years, the subscription of wind power bidding has also been insufficient. Only the planned capacity of the past few months has been fully auctioned. Solar power bidding is mainly over bidding. Last month, the insufficient subscription of solar bidding became the focus of attention, which raised doubts about the interest of investors.
Carsten K ö rnig, head of BSW, said that the current "site restrictions" would slow down the pace of solar expansion due to the strict restrictions on land allocation for solar power plant construction at the state level.
He added that the current framework "is outdated and is curbing the expansion of solar energy, and the lights in Germany may go out." He believes that the current bidding conditions should be studied, otherwise, "the solar bidding in the future may often be under subscribed."