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German onshore wind installations plunge 87%

Only 41 turbines accounting for 134MW installed in the first quarter

German onshore wind farm installations dropped by 87% in the first quarter of 2019 in terms of generation capacity, according to an analysis by non-profit association FA Wind.

Only 41 turbines were erected in the country in the period from January to March, accounting for a combined generation capacity of 134.1MW. That compared to 319 turbines going up in the same period a year earlier, for generation capacity of 1042.2MW.  In the current year, development activity was most common in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, which accounted for 13 of the 41 turbines installed. The licencing situation improved slightly in the first quarter, with 111 new turbines accounting for 413.4MW approved, up from 96 turbines and 324.8MW on-year. However, FA Wind said the rise did not represent a significant upward trend in the context of recent swings in licencing approval rates.



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