Germany Now Produces Half Of Its Energy Using Solar

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Photo credit: Turelio. This solar array at Buschhoven near Bonn was an early example of the movement that has now produced half Germany's electricity demand, albeit for just an hour.

Germany has set a new record, with solar power providing 50.6% of its electricity in the middle of the day on Monday June 9th. Solar production peaked that day at 23.1GW. Three days earlier it was 24.2GW between 1 and 2pm, but on the 9th demand was down for a public holiday, allowing the breaking of the psychological 50% barrier.

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