Tag Archive: Solar Panel

On a Sunny Saturday Germany Gets 50% of Electricity from Solar Power

By producing 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour, German rooftops supplied 50% of the country’s electricity needs on a sunny Saturday in Mai.
ON-green-policy! Just for the record, Germany is no developing nation with a majority of the population off the grid, but one of the most developed country with a very energy intensive economy and living style. And, I might add that conditions for solar panels – even on a sunny day – are nowhere as favourable as in large parts of the US. Granted, the demand is lower on a Saturday but even on a working day, …

Electricity in Rural Areas – Forget About Diesel Generators

The constant fall in solar panel prices claims a prominent victim in rural areas of developing countries. Electricity produced by solar panels is now about half the price compared electricity produced by a Diesel generator. Consider noise and pollution reduction and you can easily see a whole new and potentially huge market for solar panels. Only in India there are a quarter of a billion people without access to the grid, which delivers electricity for about half the price of a solar panel – if it delivers at all. Given the frequent power cuts, solar power may soon even …