Onshore wind energy expands before change to tendering system

Year 2016 with high onshore expansion figure for the foutrh year running

Berlin/Varel, 2017-02-07: With 4,625 megawatts of new wind power on land (4,259 MW net), the German wind industry has met the figures forecast for the domestic market by the BWE and VDMA Power Systems in July 2016. According to the analysis made by Deutsche WindGuard that corresponds to a growth of a quarter over the previous year, but remains below the 2014 volume. Both associations also project significant growth for the transition years 2017 and 2018 before the new tendering system comes into force. This is also necessary to supply the heating and transport sectors with as much power from renewable sources as the government targets require.