German Solar Power Production Up 50% This Year
Germany already was world record holder of installed solar power in 2011; it looks like that Germany will add another astonishing 50% in 2012. Solar power’s share in the country’s electricity production rose to 6.1% from 4.1% a year ago. Wind power gained slightly to 8.6% from 8.0%. Biomass plants accounted for almost 6%. Total renewables: 26% of electricity production (US 10%).
Growth in 2011 was 60%:
This year total production from solar is estimated to be 25 GWh.