German renewables jump driven by solar power

Renewable electricity generation in Germany will reach 43 gigawatts (GW) by the end of 2009 – up by 12% from last year, the German renewable energy association (BEE) told ENDS. This is 10-15% more than federal government predictions.

More than half of the new generation comes from a massive boom in photovoltaic (PV) installations, says BEE. The new German coalition government will cut feed in tariffs for solar power by more than the planned 8% reduction for 2010.

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