Germany's onshore wind woes spill into 2019

The German Federal Network Agency is now demanding that the country's troubling and slow application process be remedied following the third consecutive undersubscribed tender. Southern German solar power is, on the other hand, still surging forward.

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It may be a new year, but the German onshore wind energy sector is dealing with the same old problems. This year's first onshore wind tender for 700 MW only managed to attract 72 bids for a total capacity of 499 MW. 67 bids subscribing for 476 MW were accepted, reports the German Federal Network Agency, Bundesnetzagentur, in a press release.

This thereby marks the third consecutive undersubscribed tender. The few bids resulted in the average price of EUR 0.0611 per kWh being only marginally lower than the price cap of EUR 0.062 per kWh.

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