German Solar Installations Surpass 30 GWp Milestone
BERLIN and FRANKFURT, Germany, September 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Germany installed roughly 320 MWp of solar power in August, according to initial
reports. This addition has bumped Germany past 30 GWp, the first country in the world to
reach this level of photovoltaic capacity. German solar installations make up more than
the rest of Europe combined. Germany Trade & Invest industry experts will share the latest
trends at this week’s EUPVSEC from September 24-28 in Frankfurt.
“Positive market developments and ongoing changes in the industry underscore Germany’s
position as the global frontrunner in solar power,” stated Tobias Rothacher, photovoltaic
industry expert at Germany Trade & Invest in Berlin.
Most recently, Solarion AG opened its first flexible thin film solar cell plant in the
former East German state of Saxony. The company aims to target the commercial rooftop
market for on-site consumption.
As the industry matures, the market segment of homes and businesses that consume the
energy they generate is expected to see the strongest growth. Leasing, power trading and
plant management are up-and-coming service sector fields that are driven by the commercial
Visit http://www.gtai.com/pv-industry-overview for a full report on Germany’s
photovoltaic market, released by Germany Trade & Invest this month.
Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment promotion agency of
the Federal Republic of Germany. The organization advises foreign companies looking to
expand their business activities in the German market. It provides information on foreign
trade to German companies that seek to enter foreign markets.
Germany Trade & Invest Andreas Bilfinger E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +49(0)30-200099-173 http://www.gtai.com/press-subscription http://twitter.com/gtai_com http://youtube.com/gtai
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