Turbines with a capacity of 1,723 megawatts were added, up from 1,038 megawatts in the same period last year, German Engineering Federation VDMA and the BWE wind lobby said today in a joint e-mailed statement.
They expect Germany to add as much as 3,700 megawatts of turbines this year, which would be a record for the country. They raised their estimate from 3,000 megawatts.
Germany is Europe’s biggest wind-power market and home to turbine manufacturers including Siemens AG and Nordex SE. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government earlier this year revamped the country’s EEG clean-energy law to curb subsidies and keep power prices under control.
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