Germany Make New Record in Generation Solar Electricity

Germany Make New Record in Generation Solar Electricity

Berlin : Germany | May 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM PDT
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The director of the Center for Research of renewable energy plants that generate solar electricity produced in Germany during the midday hours on Friday and Saturday set a world record of 22 gigawatt / hour which is equivalent to produce 20 nuclear-powered power plant operating at full capacity. Reported by Reuters

The German government decided to ban power plants that operate nuclear power plant disaster after Fukushima, Japan last year and closed eight plants will be closed immediately and the remaining nine plants by 2022. And will be replaced by power plants from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass.

Norbert Alno director of the Institute the renewable energy industry that production of 22 gigawatt / hour, which has fueled the national electricity grid on Saturday, form about 50 percent of the country's electricity in the middle of the day.

According to Reuters The Alno told reporters : "Never before in any place that was such a production of solar electricity. " Germany produce 20 gigawatts a few times in previous weeks but this is the first time exceeded that level."

This shows the record that one of the major industrialized countries in the world have the ability to cover the third of its electricity from the day's work which is about half of Friday and Saturday when the closing of factories and offices.

Government support helped Germany to become a world leader in renewable energy and the country covers about 20 percent of the total annual electricity needs of those sources.

Germany has the ability to generate a list of solar electricity equivalent to the rest of the world almost and you get about four percent of the total annual needs of its electricity from solar energy alone. Germany aims to cut carbon emissions 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020.

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Germany's solar energy industry is facing problems due to a cut in government subsidies and foreign competition
Germany's solar energy industry is facing problems due to a cut in government subsidies and foreign competition
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