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07 Feb 2018

North Rhine-Westphalia wants to expand solar power capacity

Die Welt

Germany’s most populous federal state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), plans to expand its solar power capacity, Die Welt online reports. NRW’s economics minister Andreas Pinkwart said the state would cut red tape for new rooftop solar panels, including on historic listed buildings. The state currently has around 150,000 households producing their own power, according to it government. The number of units could rise to 2.6 million by 2030, the article says. Pinkwart said despite progress on deploying renewables, coal and gas plants will continue to play an important role in the state’s energy supply for several decades to come.

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