Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Germany sets new solar power record

Germany sets new solar power record, institute says...by Erik Kirschbaum
11 June 2012
BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) - German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour—equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity—through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.
The German government decided to abandon nuclear power after the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year, closing eight plants immediately and shutting down the remaining nine by 2022. They will be replaced by renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and bio-mass.

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