China has overtaken Germany in 2015 in terms of solar PV capacity, according to data from China’s Photovoltaic Industry Association.
The architect of Germany’s Energiewende says it is clear which technologies are winners of energy transition. The task now for Germany is to focus on solar and wind integration, ‘digitising” the grid, and energy storage and efficiency. “There is no going back,” he says.
According to Agora Energie’s proposed plan, the use of coal to generate power will be over by 2040.
The potential boost for electric vehicles would also include adding more EV charging stations and supporting the acquisition of more electric vehicles for federal offices.
Germany’s target of 18 percent renewable energy by 2020 is not out of reach when calculated differently.
State targets offer $7.2 billion in environmental and health benefits, compared to an estimated $1 billion in compliance costs.
The surge of solar+storage systems in Germany is far exceeding the uptake of e-mobility.
Despite Germany adding more renewable electricity than ever before in a single year in 2015, the government seems keen on slowing down this growth. What is really happening?
The Poles have limited power imports from Germany in order to reduce “loop flows” through the country. Now, grid experts warn they may no longer have generation and power import capacity to meet demand.