Germany- Country solar overview


Total Installed Capacity in 2013  =35.65 GWp

PV contribution to national electricity grid = 5.3 % (in 2013)

Targets set: 66 GWp by 2030

Government Agency responsible for Solar Power: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature
Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Largest Solar PV power station:166 MWp at Solarpark  Meuro

State with highest PV installed:Bavaria 



Latest Numbers

Solar Installed Capacity estimate:

38.124 GWp (as of 29 Oct 2014)

Annual Production record:

29.7 TWh (in 2013)

Record monthly PV production:

5.1 TWh (in July 2013)

For Latest Global Overview of PV Capacity, click here 

Notable solar companies from the Country:

PV module and components Manufacturers: Aleo Solar, Centro Solar, Concentrix solar, Conergy, Q-Cells, Schott, SMA Solar Techynology,  SolarWorld, Solon

PV production equipment: Centrotherm Photovoltaics, Roth & Rau, Singulus Technologies

System Integrators/EPC: Gehrlicher Solar, IBC Solar, juwi, Phoenix Solar, Solar Millenium

Solar PV growth in the country

Useful source of updates:
Electricity production from Solar in Germany

Recent facts about photovoltaics in Germany

Real-time electricity production by PV in Germany

Recreated from original blog post authored by Nilesh Y. Jadhav at

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