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Did Germany's Solar Power Output Just Double in Two Years?

Peak solar output increases over a two year period [Larger Size]

We found in a recent survey that peak solar power production in Amprion’s network has more than doubled since 2010.

An attractive investment

Sizeable increases have been attributed to the attractive feed-in tariff scheme set up by the German government.

The German solar industry is supported by feed in tariffs paid to solar energy producers. Solar farm owners of less than 10MW in size are paid handsomely for every kWh of energy they produce.

Amprion’s transmission region [Larger Size]

According to owners are paid between 13.1 and 19.92 European cents per kWh produced.

These payments are guaranteed for the next 20 years. The investment situation is very stable and banks love it.

Abandoning Nuclear power

The German government plans to abandon nuclear power by 2022. Nuclear plants produced about a third of Germany’s power, this leaves a large gap that renewable energy can fill. We think that the solar power production in Amprion’s transmission region will rise still higher in the future.

Do you think solar power output will have doubled again in two years time?

How did you get the solar production data?

The main focus of this blog is to make you a better Python programmer in the energy industry. Do you want to know where we found that solar power data?

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