The Energiewende: Renewable Energy In Germany

German solar panels

The recent British heatwave has created a surge in demand for solar PV installations, according to this recent report. On a good day we are able to meet about 2% of the UK’s energy demand with solar power. Doesn’t sound too bad, until you realise that Germany are churning out a meaty 5%, and have big plans to generate 20% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

The in-depth article below is used with permission from The Carbon Brief. You can read the original version here.

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