Germany has proven itself as a world force in soccer this year, but is heading for more than soccer chamionships. Germany now leads the world in solar production, well on the way to their goal of 80% of their energy use by 2050.
Three national solar energy records were set in Germany recently. According to the Fraunhofer ISE solar energy research institute:
- Solar met more than 50 percent of Germany’s total electricity demand for the first time;
- A new solar peak power production record was set; and
- Weekly total solar power output hit new highs.
That’s not all. With prospects for new, cheaper and more effective energy storage solutions improving, sales of solar power storage systems are “set to skyrocket in Germany”.