Germany installed 7604.1 MW in 2012. December total of 330.1 MW will lead to a 2.2% degression rate in February through April. Interestingly, the last two degressions steps have been decided by surprisingly small margins. Once was lucky, twice feels like data manipulation.
Looking more closely at the data the December installation rates accross all brackets were healthy considering the time of year. Surprisingly the 5 MW+ bracket continues to show resiliency with over 50 MW installed in December.
Note:Average installation prices in January were 1476 Euro/kWp and trending down during the month.