Photovoltaic (PV) installations are the second largest generator of renewable electricity in Germany (after wind farms). In 2022, around 18 TWh generated by PV installations were supplied across the 50Hertz grid area.
In the responsibility area of 50Hertz there is a large number of PV installations and the largest number of ground-mounted PV installations in all of the four German control areas. Nevertheless, regional consumers cannot necessarily always directly accept the electricity generated during those sunshine hours. As a result, much excess ‘green power’ is fed into our transmission grid depending on the weather conditions and the time of day, and transported to the major industrial and consumption centres in southern and western Germany.
Information about the installed photovoltaic capacity across the 50Hertz grid area can be found here.