Germany rolls out its first mixed tender for solar and wind projects

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has launched the first mixed round of tenders for large-scale solar and onshore wind projects. It is the first time that the two renewable technologies will compete under a single tender. The German government hopes to assign around 200 MW of either wind or solar power projects in the first round. The last date for bid submission is April 3, 2018. The ceiling price for both technologies has been set at Euro 0.0884 per kWh. The technology-neutral auctions are being implemented on the request of the European Commission, which has asked member states to introduce tenders that are technologically competitive. While there will be no size restrictions for onshore wind farms, there is a 10 MW limit for utility-scale solar systems.