Germany Reaches Solar Power Generation Record
Europe’s ‘economic powerhouse’ can add solar to its epithet. Germany’s solar power plants reached a generation milestone of 22 GW of electricity per hours. That is the same as 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity.
According to a Reuters report, that amount of electricity fed into the national grid on Saturday (May 26) met around 50 percent of the country’s electricity needs.
Germany is one of the most proactive countries in the world in the alternative energy arena and its ambitious targets have been driving the growth of clean energy in the country. It reacted swiftly to the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year. It switched off eight plants and will phase out another nine by 2022.
At the same time of the year last year Germany was producing 14 GW per hour. Its total installed capacity is 26 GW.
Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.
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