Germany will cut feed-in tariffs for eligible onshore wind projects by 2.4% from January 2018, according to grid regulator BNetzA.

The agency lowered the tariff after the more than 5GW installed in the 12 months to July 2017 overshot a government-set target of 2.5GW a year by over 100%.

Germany is allocating future onshore wind capacity via auctions with 1.8GW already awarded this year. 

However, projects that registered with BNetzA remain eligible to tap the old feed-in system.

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