August 15 (Solar) – The German Federal Network Agency, or BNetzA, today announced two separate tenders for onshore wind and solar power capacity, both with a bid deadline of October 1.
The onshore wind tender is for 670.16 MW of capacity. Projects in network expansion areas, where the grid has limited capacity, can compete for a quota of 311.27 MW this time.
The solar tender targets 182.5 MW of capacity. The quota for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on arable land and grassland in less-favoured areas in Baden-Wuerttemberg for this tender is 74.25 MW, while in Bavaria up to four surcharges can be awarded.
The maximum bid allowed in the onshore wind tender remains at EUR 0.063 (USD 0.072) per kWh, while the cap has been set at EUR 0.0875/kWh for the solar one. In both tenders, volumes will be awarded under the-pay-as-bid system.