German solar can supply 20% – BSW

Protestors in a 2012 march against solar FIT cuts

Protestors in a 2012 march against solar FIT cuts

Germany’s solar industry claimed it has the potential to supply a big chunk of the country’s power without the need for huge spending on transmission assets, as it came out fighting in the debate over energy costs.

The government should look to solar to make up at least 10% of Germany’s electricity supply in 2020 and 20% in 2030, following steep falls in equipment prices, the country’s industry federation BSW Solar said.

"The energy turnaround (away from nuclear power) needs a further forceful buildup of PV. Also politically, the right course for that needs to be determined," BSW president Günther Häckl said.

The BSW spoke out amid claims in Germany that solar is the main culprit in driving up a surcharge on renewable energy consumers have to pay as part Log in to read complete article.

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