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The annual increase of photovoltaic 22GW! German cabinet approves ‘Easter package’ 

German photovoltaic installations will explode again!

Since the German government proposed in early March ☞☞ the 100% renewable energy generation target has been advanced from 2050 to 2035, the German cabinet has approved the “Easter Package – Easter Package” on April 6, which includes the Renewable Energy (EEG) Act to achieve 80% renewable energy generation by 2030, with a target of 600TWh of solar power generation.

According to the plan, Germany needs to achieve 215 GW of solar power by 2030. In other words, in the remaining 9 years, Germany will add 156GW of photovoltaic installed capacity, with an average annual average of 17.2GW.

According to the official forecast issued by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, starting from 2022, Germany will gradually increase new photovoltaic installations, adding 7GW, 9GW, 13GW, and 18GW respectively by 2025, and then from 2026 to 2035. 22 GW of PV installed capacity, with a cumulative installed capacity of 325 GW by the end of 2035.

Drafted by Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habeck, the bill, dubbed the “Easter Package”, contains a variety of radically revised energy laws. The legislation includes a new provision – acknowledging that the use of renewable energy is in the interest of public security and aims to significantly accelerate the expansion of renewable energy on land and at sea in terms of Germany’s energy security, energy sovereignty and climate neutrality, reducing Germany’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels , adding to the urgency of its green transition plan.

The Easter Package recommends green energy make up 80% of the electricity mix by 2030, up from around 40% currently and a previous target of 65%. The revised Renewable Energy Act (EEG) includes a target of at least 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030, and around 115 GW of onshore wind, with about 10 GW added each year. Compared with wind energy, solar photovoltaic obviously has a higher priority.

After cabinet approval, the “draft Easter package” needs to be approved by the federal parliament (Bundestag) and the federal state parliament (Bundesrat) before it can take effect, but it shows that the new government has made some progress on the national renewable energy plan.

Previously, the “Global Photovoltaic” official account reported that the United Kingdom updated the “British Energy Security Strategy” on April 7, ☞☞ decided to increase photovoltaic installed capacity by 5 times before 2035, with an average annual growth of more than 5GW, and an increase of 70-75GW of photovoltaic power generation in the next 14 years. . Spain last week announced a 6 billion euro direct aid package for households and businesses, which also includes a reduction in the value-added tax on energy and a moratorium on electricity generation taxes. The EU has also approved ☞☞France’s €5.7 billion assistance program to support rooftop photovoltaics, which aims to support the French government in installing small solar installations on buildings. Portugal also announced that renewable energy will account for 80% of electricity generation by 2026.

With the need for energy independence, European countries are vigorously adjusting their renewable energy targets, and European photovoltaic demand is exploding.

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