Capacity built last year resulted in 35% growth compared with 2020, say VDMA and DeutscheWindGuard
Germany installed just shy of 2GW of new onshore wind capacity in 2021, according to figures published by Deutsche WindGuard and VDMA Power Systems.
The 1925MW of capacity built in 2021 comprised 484 turbines, resulting in 35% growth compared with 2020’s installation figure of 1431MW.
VDMA Power Systems managing director Dennis Rendeschmidt said: “The expansion is increasing, but only regionally and overall at too low a pace.
“That is why the concrete measures for accelerated expansion mentioned in the immediate programme by Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck are absolutely necessary.
“Two percent of the land area is required in each federal state as a minimum basis for the expansion of wind energy in Germany.”
For 2022 the associations expect an expansion of 2.3GW to 2.7GW on the basis of an evaluation of projects that have already been awarded and the speed of implementation of tendering systems to date.
They stated: “Regulated processes in the supply chains, simplified and plannable transport permits, the upgrading of the transport infrastructure and the flexible availability of labour are of high relevance in order to achieve higher expansion targets.”