Germany agrees to 4 GW special tender

Following a longer waiting period and a somewhat built-in delay, the German government is executing its promise to send further onshore wind and solar capacity to tender. However, the absence of offshore wind in the tender has received criticism.
Photo: Senvion
Photo: Senvion

German governing coalition parties have reached an agreement to send an additional 4 GW of onshore wind and solar capacity to tender over the coming years – with a special tender for 1 GW next year, 1.4 GW in 2020 as well as 1.6 GW in 2021. This will play a role in Germany coming closer to reaching its renewable energy target for 2030. Politicians have already acknowledged that the 2020 target cannot be achieved. 

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