Germany has set itself the goal of covering 80% of its electricity consumption with renewable energies by 2030 and is promoting the achievement of this goal. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) has announced a photovoltaic strategy aimed at accelerating the development of photovoltaic projects.
According to data from BMW K, Germany had developed a total of 142 GW of renewable energy capacity by the end of 2022. The installed share of solar power generation is 66.5 GW, accounting for 47%.
In order to reach the 2030 target, Germany must triple its annual photovoltaic installation capacity in the next few years and install 9 GW, 13 GW and 18 GW in 2023, 2024 and 2025, respectively. From 2026, annual capacity growth must increase to 22 GW and remain stable at this level.
BMW K has announced that it will achieve this goal. The goal is to add about 11 GW of terrestrial photovoltaic systems annually starting in 2026. Due to the gradual increase in unsubsidized open space systems, half of future expansion projects will be built on open space.
Starting in 2026, BMW K also plans to add about 11 GW of photovoltaic roof systems annually. Therefore, half of the future expansion projects should be integrated in the roof area or in the building.
BMW K has also developed a plan to get more citizens to use photovoltaic roof systems and let them participate in the energy transition. Systems larger than 100 kW can apply for tenant electricity subsidies.
Last year, BMW K also eliminated EEG renewable energy surcharges, thereby reducing the burden on electricity users due to rising prices. In the future, BMW K hopes that owners and tenants of apartments or buildings will be able to use photovoltaic electricity in various ways in order to avoid a variety of bureaucratic practices.