Germany has five times as much solar power as the U.S.--despite Alaska levels of sun.
Brad Plumer, washingtonpost.com
Santa Maria, California (PRWEB) March 21, 2013
According to a Feb. 8, 2013 post on Washingtonpost.com, “Germany has five times as much solar power as the U.S. — despite Alaska levels of sun.” According to this same post, “At the end of 2012, the country had installed about 30 gigawatts of solar capacity, providing between 3 percent and 10 percent of its electricity. The United States, by contrast, has somewhere around 6.4 gigawatts of solar capacity.” The German government has subsidized solar energy for many years now, and despite low levels of sun, solar installation is much less expensive there due to fewer regulations, easier-to-get permits, and less money spent on marketing.
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