I wrote in April about Germany’s ambitious goal of deriving 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2050. It seems to me that they’re going to get there a lot sooner than 2050.
Solar electricity world record: Germany cranks half its power with PV was the headline recently from SmartPlanet. Germany hit a breathtaking 22.15 gigawatts of PV output on May 25th. There are several astonishing things about that, one of which is that the US may get to 3 GW of installed capacity this year, a drop in the bucket compared to Germany’s herculean output. Continue reading