News Digest Item
13 Jun 2017

“Solar and nuclear power on par in May”

BSW Solar / Fraunhofer ISE

With a record amount of 5.57 terawatt hours (TWh), Germany’s solar power plants in May almost generated as much electricity as all of the country’s nuclear power plants combined (5.65 TWh), the German Solar Industry Association (BSW Solar) said in a press release. According to calculations by Fraunhofer ISE, 12.3 percent of Germany’s electricity supply that month was provided by PV installations, BSW Solar said. Due to lower prices for PV systems, solar power expansion in the first four months of 2017 was about 64 percent higher than in same period of the previous year, it added.

Find the press release in German here

For background, see the CLEW factsheet Germany’s renewable generation peaks remain shrouded in data fog and the CLEW article Last major German solar cell maker surrenders to Chinese competition for more information.

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