News Digest Item
03 May 2018

Germany headed for new solar record


Germany is headed for record solar power generation next week as forecasters predicted intense sunshine, reports Rachel Morison for Bloomberg. “Output from photovoltaic panels in Germany could reach as high as 28,318 megawatts on May 7, according to Bloomberg’s weather model. That would beat a peak from last May of 27,796 megawatts,” according to Morison.
Thanks to intense wind and sunshine, Germany's renewable power production briefly exceeded the entire country's electricity demand for the second time ever on 1 May, a bank holiday when power demand was low.

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the factsheet Germany’s renewable generation peaks remain shrouded in data fog.     

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