Solar Energy Germany Germany sets an example for the world at large reporting almost 35% of power coming from renewable energy sources in the first six months of 2017. The country generated green energy from solar, wind, hydro and biomass sources. The percentage rose to 35% from 29% in 2016. Renewable energy generation (@~5-6 cents […]

Germany to move to Reverse Auction Germany has been the most successful country in installing solar power with more than 35 GW of cumulative solar power installed. The success came due to the country’s enlightened EEG law, which decreased solar FITs every year without putting hard caps on solar installations. This led to a continuous […]

German Solar self consumption faces problems Germany is facing hurdles in its solar energy industry, as the government plans to impose a green energy levy common to all retail consumers of electricity on self-consumption on PV generated electricity. Germany has been a pioneer in solar energy having single-handedly sparked a revolution in solar energy through […]

Germany has managed to substantially slow down the additions of solar energy systems to its grid. The country installed only 3.3 GW of new solar energy capacity in 2013, which is down sharply from the average of 7.5 GW it installed over the previous 3 years. The main reasons for the decline was the sharp […]

Germany has undoubtedly been the biggest solar success story in the world, thanks to its far sighted EEG law. However China and Japan have far eclipsed Germany in the last one year, as German market has saturated itself with solar energy. Germany has a massive 35 GW of solar power installed now, which is almost […]

Bosch to pay Solarworld to overtake its plant in Germany Bosch has been one of the biggest losers in the solar industry, as we estimate that the company has lost more than $1.2 billion in its solar venture. Bosch bought two Tier 2 German solar companies for extremely expensive valuations during the peak of the […]