17 Mar '13, 7pm

German Renewables Reach 25 Percent via @IEEESpectrum

The latest issue of the IEEE Power & Energy magazine (March-April) is devoted to photovoltaics , with substantial articles on the U.S. SunShot vision, integration of solar energy in one important U.S. grid, the solar picture in Germany, development of performance metrics on the basis of a 1 MW Tennessee plant, and the PV outlook in post-Fukushima Japan. Even to somebody who has been keeping a pretty close eye on Germany, the German numbers astound. According to the article by Jan von Appen et al., total photovoltaic capacity in German is 31 GW, equivalent to 6-10 standard nuclear power plant installations , allowing for solar's intermittency. With much of that capacity concentrated in the relatively sunny South (which by the way is not all that sunny, by some standards), and with many recent installations at the distribution level, the challenges to grid management are for...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/solar/germ...

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